Criminal Justice Reform

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There are currently 2.2 million people incarecerated in the United States. The US represents 5% of the world population, but 25% of the worlds prison population, giving the US the highest prison population in the world. Racial disparities and the lack of wealth, as well as the failed War on Drugs, are currently reasons why the prison and jail populations are so unnecessarily high.

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There are currently 2.2 million people incarecerated in the United States. The US represents 5% of the world population, but 25% of the worlds prison population, giving the US the highest prison population in the world. Racial disparities and the lack of wealth, as well as the failed War on Drugs, are currently reasons why the prison and jail populations are so unnecessarily high. Each year billions of dollars are spent on mass incarceration, not to mention the physical and mental problems that can arise from incarceration. We need to stop arresting people for drug crimes, and other crimes that aren't violent or serious.

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