The hearing entitled "Mass Incarceration in the United States: At What Cost?" will host a number of experts in the field to examine the reasons behind this growth in the prison population, whether it correlates with decreases in crime, the economic costs of maintaining the prison system, and the long-term labor market and social costs of mass incarceration.
The hearing will explore whether the prison system responds to our needs for law and order while also treating fairly those who are in the system.
- Senator Webb's opening remarks.
- To view more information about today's hearing (including witness testimonies), please visit: http://www.jec.senate.gov
- Facts about the United States prison system.
- Floor Charts and Graphs.Perhaps, if we can throw these Neocons & Coporatists from office, it wont have to come to this again: