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PBS NEWSHOUR

How a national spike in incarcerations affects communities

  • Aired: 05/01/2014
  • 07:50
  • Expires: 05/31/2014
  • Rating: NR
Since 1973, the rate of incarceration in the United States has quadrupled, with more than 2 million people now behind bars. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jeremy Travis of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice about a new report that examines the causes and consequences of this explosion and recommends ways to cut down the figures.
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