Overcrowded and Under-funded Prisons
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This paper discusses how, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2005 there were 2,186,230 prisoners being held in federal or state prisons or in local jails. The paper reports that a number of critics blame the U.S. war on crime and drugs for the six-fold increase in the prison population, which has resulted in the construction of the world's largest prison system in less than three decades.
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