Why prisons continue to grow, even when crime declines

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160822083408.htm

A new study may help explain why the number of people in prison in the United States continued to rise, even as the crime rate declined significantly. A sociologist found that the US criminal justice system continues to feel the reverberations from the increase in violent crime and imprisonment that occurred from the 1960s to the early 1990s.

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