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Mass Incarceration: Is a Solution in Sight?

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The US has so many inmates in prison it’s been called “the incarceration nation.” It has more inmates than any other country, including China, which has 4 times the population. Now, in addition to other reforms, many states are reducing the tough sentences established during the War on Drugs, and the US Sentencing Commission is unanimous in recommending that terms be reduced for almost half the inmates in federal prisons.

Credits

Guests:
Christine Leonard - Vera Institute of Justice, John Wetzel - Pennsylvania’s State Department of Corrections, Bob Bushman - National Narcotics Officers Association Coalition, Lamont Carey - former felon - @LamontCarey

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Claire Martin, Evan George, Gideon Brower