The myth of the incarceration equation

A new infographic out from the ACLU debunks the notion that putting more people in prison means safer streets. In fact, as the infographic shows, many states are reducing crime while at the same time reducing their reliance on the prison system and its crippling economic and human costs. 

 
 
As Sarah Solon writes on the national ACLU blog
We all want to live in safe communities, and to do so we must insist that our criminal justice policies actually enhance safety and not just the illusion of it. The truth is that mass incarceration undermines safety and it's time to make it a thing of the past.
 
View the entire infographic here.
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