INFOGRAPHIC: Combating Mass Incarceration – The Facts

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As I’ve said before, there isn’t anything remotely “green” about mass incarceration. Here’s an infographic of some stats via the ACLU.

Description: The war on drugs has helped make the U.S. the world’s largest incarcerator.
America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. But more Americans are deprived of their liberty than ever before – unfairly and unnecessarily, with no benefit to public safety. Especially in the face of economic crisis, our government should invest in alternatives to incarceration and make prisons options of last – not first – resort.

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Src: aclu.org

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