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Comparative International Rates of Incarceration: An Examination of Causes and Trends

June 01, 2003
In testimony delivered to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, The Sentencing Project's Assistant Director Marc Mauer identifies the factors responsible for exorbitant U.S. incarceration rates and provides international comparisons.

In testimony delivered to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, The Sentencing Project’s Assistant Director Marc Mauer identifies the factors responsible for exorbitant U.S. incarceration rates and provides international comparisons.

To read the testimony, download the PDF below.

 
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