How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?
"Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. prison population — 576,000 people — are
behind bars with no compelling public safety reason, according to a new
report from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The
first-of-its-kind analysis provides a blueprint for how the country can
drastically cut its prison population while still keeping crime rates
near historic lows."
View the Report