Mass incarceration was the first issue Pres. Obama mentioned in this week’s State of the Union, and with good reason. The statistics are sobering. The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in the nation’s prisons or jails — 5 times as many as there were 30 years ago. Most of this increase is due to changes in state and federal sentencing laws, not increases in crime. But right now, there’s legislation to change that.
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