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If Crime Has Gone Down, Why Has the U.S. Prison Population Skyrocketed?

GOOD: Jailbirds talks about the U.S. prison system, some causes behind its rapid population growth and the United States’ tendency to focus on incarceration over other potential responses. Put together by GOOD (the incredible minds behind Figures of Progress: How Data is Driving Decisions and GOOD: Drinking Water), it’s a frustrating look at how basic flaws in the U.S. penal system have unnecessarily quadrupled the prison population over the last 20 years.

(via Explore)

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