Mass incarceration

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Mass incarceration is a term used to refer to the fact that in the 21st century, the United States' incarceration rate is exceptionally high compared to that of other countries and to its incarceration rate earlier in its history.[1] As of July 7, 2015, the United States' prison population rate (716 per 100,000 people) was higher than that of any other country in the world.[2] From 1980 to 2010, the United States' incarceration rate more than tripled from 220 to 731 per 100,000 people.[3]

References

  1. Coates, Ta-Nehisi (October 2015). "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration". The Atlantic. Retrieved 29 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ye Hee Lee, Michelle (7 July 2015). "Yes, U.S. locks people up at a higher rate than any other country". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Gopnik, Adam (30 January 2012). "The Caging of America". The New Yorker. Retrieved 29 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>