Why The Prison Population Is Climbing So Fast
Rural area and small-town prisons are drastically increasing the US prison population. Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson, and Grace Baldridge, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/
“The nation’s smallest jails, often overlooked in discussions about America’s high incarceration rate, have been quietly driving a historic increase in the number of people behind bars, according to researchers.
These local jails, mostly serving rural communities with low crime rates, hold a disproportionate number of people who are waiting for trial and who are being held by outside agencies, such as overburdened state prison systems and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a newly released report says.
That’s because these communities generally lack the resources to steer low-level offenders away from pretrial detention, the researchers say. And many expand their jail capacities to win a bigger share of contracts from outside agencies.”
Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rural-small-town-jails-are-driving-america-s-high-incarceration-n771061?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
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