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Concrete And Crowds: 100,000 Prisoners of the State

The priorities expressed in California's fiscal and social policies are skewed. By cutting funds for Health, Education and Welfare to warehouse non-violent lesser offenders in overcrowded prisons, we are effectively committing ourselves to higher crime in the future.  

The "war on crime" will be better fought if translated into a "war on ignorance" and a "war on poverty." It's time to stop talking tough, and to start getting smart on crime. 

Concrete And Crowds: 100,000 Prisoners of the State

Keywords: adult corrections, media, overcrowding, prisons, research brief, state policy

Posted in Publications, Drug Policy, Correctional Institutions

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