5 facts behind America’s high incarceration rate

By Drew Kann, CNN Updated 1845 GMT (0245 HKT) July 10, 2018 (CNN) Year after year, the United States beats out much larger countries — India, China — and more totalitarian ones –Russia and the Philippines — for the distinction of having the highest incarceration rate in the world. According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of […]

Where America’s future prisoners are born

By Christopher Ingraham Washington Post (Original Article) Men who grew up in the poorest 10 percent of American families are 20 times as likely to be imprisoned by their early 30s than men from the richest 10 percent of families, according to a new Brookings Institution analysis of the drivers of incarceration. “We estimate that almost one in ten boys born to families in […]