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Covid Exposes Flaws In U.S. Incarceration Policies*

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Why does the United States, which represents 4.25% of the world population, have roughly 25% of the world’s total prison population? The U.S. prison population increased 500 percent in the past 40 years, while crime rates have not increased proportionately. The reasons are numerous. Many speak poorly of lawmakers and include racial stereotypes and race-based structural disparity, inchoate fear, and…

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