In the last decade, New York drastically reduced its prison population and at the same time experienced a huge drop in crime. Indiana, on the other hand, drastically increased its prison population — and consequently the burden to taxpayers — while seeing a much smaller drop in crime than the national average.More on the U.S. experience that we are not learning from in Canada.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Building prisons and the crime rate
An interesting graphic that's making the rounds today courtesy of the ACLU: