Locked In

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The statistics are as simple as they are shocking: The United States is home to 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners. We have more total prisoners than any other country in the world, and we have the world’s highest incarceration rate, one that is four to eight times higher than those in other liberal democracies, including Canada, England, and Germany.

-John Pfaff, Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform

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