The Gist

Ending Mass Incarceration Is Not That Easy

Do high incarceration rates lead to lower crime rates? Our two-part series about America’s prison problem.

Do not pass go.

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If you’re 42 or younger, you’ve never lived in a safer America than today. If you were alive in 1960, the country is still twice as violent as it was then. Could that be why older politicians are resisting prison reform? On The Gist, Fordham law professor John Pfaff joins us for an extended interview. This is the first of a short series about America’s prison problem. Join us on Tuesday for a new Spiel.

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