March 21, 2023

Here’s evidence that insanely long prison terms are a bad way to deter crime

By Corey Adwar From Business Insider A wide-ranging new report from the National Research Council on mass incarceration in the United States finds that lengthy prison sentences are not the best way to deter crime. From 1972 to 2012, the U.S. incarceration rate quadrupled as America’s courts began handing out longer sentences (particularly for drug […]