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Too Much Prison

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Too Much Prison"

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Ben Trachtenberg has a smart item in the ABA Journal about the horrible waste of resources represented by our current mass incarceration policies. Throwing people in jail is a vital element of crime control policy, but it’s very expensive in terms of direct expenditures and has tons of indirect costs as well. We need to be relying on it in a much more targeted way, and putting more resources into alternative forms of punishment and more and better policing.

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