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How to Reduce the Federal Prison Popu...

Most people are unaware of how current prison policies will affect and grow incarcerated populations in the future. Learn more about how our policies...

How to Reduce the Federal Prison Population

Most people are unaware of how current prison policies will affect and grow incarcerated populations in the future. Learn more about how our policies are creating a mass incarceration problem.


How have federal policies created a mass incarceration problem? Where will our prison population be in 10 years? How do we reduce the prison population in the U.S.? 
 

In the conversation around mass incarceration, these have become important questions for advocates and policy makers. While these questions might be familiar to those involved with government or working to end mass incarceration, it might be more difficult for others to understand how these issues affect our country and communities.  
 

The interactive guide from The Urban Institute offers a helpful and clear visual graph to show how federal policy affects prison populations. Beyond this, they also reveal how small changes in prison policy will begin to address the mass incarceration problem in the U.S. 
 

If this issue strikes home for you, contact your representative to tell them that you support change in federal policy change. 



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