Overcrowding In Prisons

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New data based on the Bureau of Justice Statistic states that number of inmates in America has exceeded 2 million. The current rate is if 702 persons per 100,000 population. Some of the issues are Federal Prison Growth, Federal Sentencing Policy and population Trends Affected by Large States like Texas and California. It is estimated that there has been a significant drop in size of their prison system. Texas and California have shift the parole policies this has help with overcrowding in their correction system. They have adopted an Emergency Release pattern and expanded drug treatment programs; this is due to the fact that drug offenders are one of the largest sources of growth in prisons. Some implications for public policy are Release

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