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The Hidden Problem of Time Served in Prison (Marc Mauer, Sentencing Project)

  • Organization: The Sentencing Project
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
  • Submitted: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
  • Attachment(s): LINK
Analysis of trends in incarceration finds that increasing time served in prison is a significant component of the rising prison population. Policies that lengthen prison terms are very expensive, but accomplish little in terms of reducing recidivism or enhancing deterrence. 6 pages

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