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The Myth of Over-Incarceration

Advocates of alternative sentencing gained a new ally with the election of President Barack Obama, who has both personally and through Attorney General Eric Holder, condemned the tough on crime sentencing policies of the 80s and 90s.  An article In the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation's fall Advisory examines the factual basis for the claim that the United States is locking up far too many low-level offenders.   

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