US Mass Incarceration: A Society Behind Bars
US Mass Incarceration received a lot of press in 2014. Lawmakers debated over the financial impact of leading the World in incarcerated citizens per capita had on the Federal budget.
It is a shame that it took a review of the budget to stir conversation about the United State’s great crime against its own citizens: Mass Incarceration. A tidal wave of putting Americans behind bars that began in the 1980’s when our lawmakers decided to get tough on drug criminals, eventually leading to minimum mandatory prison sentences for drug and drug related crimes.
Our criminal defense team created the graphic below to tell the story of the Mass Incarceration epidemic.http://www.prisonstudies.org/highest-to-lowest/prison-population-total