Mass Incarceration of Nonviolent Offenders Harms Society

Criminal justice reform in the US can’t happen fast enough

Photo by Hédi Benyounes

The United States incarcerates more people than any other nation on earth, with about 2.3 million people currently locked up in 2019. This includes 1,306,000 in state prisons, 221,000 in federal jails and prisons, 612,000 in local jails, and 61,000 in immigrant detention…

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