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The Punishing Decade: Prison and Jail Estimates at the Millennium
The Punishing Decade: Prison and Jail Estimates at the Millennium
America's One Million Nonviolent Offenders
America's One Million Nonviolent Offenders
New York State of Mind?: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998
New York State of Mind?: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998
Class Dismissed: Higher Education vs. Corrections During the Wilson Years
Class Dismissed: Higher Education vs. Corrections During the Wilson Years
Is Maryland's System of Higher Education Suffering Because of Prison Expenditures?
Is Maryland's System of Higher Education Suffering Because of Prison Expenditures?
Trading Classrooms for Cell Blocks: Destructive Policies Eroding D.C. Communities
Trading Classrooms for Cell Blocks: Destructive Policies Eroding D.C. Communities
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: A National Perspective
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: A National Perspective
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: How Prison Building Affects Higher Education & African American Enrollment in CA
From Classrooms to Cell Blocks: How Prison Building Affects Higher Education & African American Enrollment in CA
Transforming California's Prisons into Expensive Old Age Homes for Felons: Enormous Hidden Costs and Consequences for California's Taxpayers

Given the high costs to house elderly inmates in prison, and their low likelihood of reoffending, the public safety benefits of long sentences are called into question.

Race & Incarceration In San Francisco: Two Years Later

A follow up on a 1992 study of San Francisco's racially disparate incarceration trends finds a city steeped in rhetoric rather than reason.

Singapore West: The Incarceration of 200,000 Californians

As incarceration rates in California continued to increase during the 1990's this report debunks the perceived public safety benefit, through an international comparison.

Trading Books for Bars: The Lopsided Funding Battle Between Prison and Universities

In a time of fiscal crisis and increasingly limited discretionary spending, such vast increases in prison spending will necessarily threaten both the quality and availability of higher education in California. 

Women in California Prisons: Hidden Victims Of The War On Drugs

Given that so many of the women in prison in California are driven to drug use because of poverty and abuse, the real issue before us is detention or prevention?

The Prison Population Explosion California's Rogue Elephant

Examination of corrections in CA concludes, "we starve programs which could have an impact on crime in order to pour money into a bloated imprisonment program which cannot work." 

Race & Incarceration in San Francisco: Localizing Apartheid

This report compares the incarceration rates of African American males in San Francisco to those of African American males in the United States overall and black males in South Africa.

Concrete And Crowds: 100,000 Prisoners of the State

As California's prison population tops 100,000, we urge policy makers to reflect upon the high costs and negative results of our reliance upon jails. 

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