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Reducing Prison Population DOES Reduce Crime

From Nicole Flatow of ThinkProgress:

The report bolsters the notion that locking up the wrong people doesn’t improve public safety. In fact, “smart on crime” policies not only minimize punishment toward non-violent offenders; they can also re-allocate resources toward violent crime.

No big surprise here. The “tough on crime” policies of the 70s don’t work.

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