The "changed" national conversation about who we send to jails and prisons--and for how long---offers hope for reductions in the number of Americans behind bars, say leading criminologists.
Experts at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, which ended Saturday, said several jurisdictions had already demonstrated it was possible to reduce inmate populations, which topped 2.2 million nationwide in the last official count, without endangering public safety.
Yet a new survey released before the conference . . .
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