The Transylvania Times -

Criminal Justice Reform


January 12, 2017

“Though only 5 percent of the world’s population lives in the United States, it is home to 25 percent of the world’s prison population. … Not only does the current overpopulated, underfunded system hurt those incarcerated, it also digs deeper into the pockets of taxpaying Americans.”

–Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

From 1972 to 2012, the incarceration rate quadrupled in United States due to mandatory sentencing, more restrictive drug laws and a political predisposition to be “tough on crime.”

But over the years both citizens and politicians have begun to realize that the “tou...

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