Mass Incarcerations

We talk to one of the authors of a new National Academy of Sciences report that looks at the high incarceration levels in the United States. The study found that the massive increase in incarceration rates is not a significant enough factor in the decline in crime rates over the same period. Therefore, the study finds, steps need to be taken to reduce incarceration rates.

Credits

Guest:
Craig Haney - UC Santa Cruz

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott