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Did Liberals Give Us Mass Incarceration?

The United States managed its violence on the cheap — through police and prisons instead of social welfare.

The United States imprisons more people per capita than any comparable society, past or present. It is alone among advanced countries in putting its citizens to death, in commonly sentencing prisoners to life without the possibility of parole, in its use of solitary confinement, and in annually killing hundreds of civilians in police encounters. For […]

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