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Articles: The Results of American Incarceration (#36) • No other country has a higher incarceration rate although some have a similar crime rate • U.S. = 700 per 100,000 • Russia and South Africa are the only ones who come close • Russia =90% • S.A= 60% • There was a decline in prison population in WWII due to large numbers of young men in the military and unavailable for imprisonment • Less people are being convicted of burglary (only one that dropped, everything else is on the rise) • The reasons for increased prison population is due to longer prison sentences Do we need the Death Penalty? (#38) • Minorities are more often sentenced to death • 55% of inmates on death row are minorities, 43% are Black • The poor are also more often sentenced because they do not have good legal counsel • Some say that blacks are more likely to be executed however whites are twice as likely to be executed and are executed 12 times faster than a black murderer • Why is it supported? • The death penalty is the most secure form of incapacitation, cannot
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