Comments for: Mass incarceration: The great American folly

Posted Feb. 05, 2013, at 11:52 a.m.

“If you build it, they will come.” This famous line from “Field of Dreams” concerned the turning of a cornfield into a ballpark, but it could also apply to American prisons. The United States has built many new prisons since the 1970s, and inmates have come into them beyond capacity, …

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