Friday, October 5, 2007

U.S. Senate Hearing: "Mass Incarceration in the United States: At What Cost?"

Washington, DC - On Thursday, Senator Jim Webb [D-Virginia] [began] a Joint Economic Committee (JEC) hearing to explore the steep increase in the U.S. prison population.

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.

Perhaps, if we can throw these Neocons & Coporatists from office, it wont have to come to this again:

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