Questions About Violence and Mass Incarceration

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It’s a commonly held belief that mass incarceration is a direct result of the war on drugs—that most of the people in prison have been locked up on charges of drug possession or drug dealing. This is not true, writes Josie Duffy Rice of Harvard's Fair Punishment Project for Slate. In state prisons, with 84 percent of the nation's inmates, more than . . .

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