Tag Archives: The Economist

The Economist: America’s Elderly Prisoner Boom

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus A couple of things hit me when I watched this video. One, the fact that America at least at the state level, has moved away from prison industries in too … Continue reading

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The Economist: ‘Jailhouse Nation’

Source:The New Democrat “WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including 1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails and immigration … Continue reading

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The Economist: What Happened When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs?

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I believe what Portugal is saying with their drug decriminalization policy is that narcotics are bad for you, but is still locking up people simply for illegal drug possession or … Continue reading

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