Number Of People Incarcerated In U.S. Is Far Higher Than 2.5 Million
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August 28, 20192 min read, 496 words

Number Of People Incarcerated In U.S. Is Far Higher Than 2.5 MillionNumber Of People Incarcerated In U.S. Is Far Higher Than 2.5 Million

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Published: August 28, 2019  |  2 min read, 496 words
The most popular statistic regarding the United States’ prison system is that there are 2.5 million people incarcerated. However, this figure significantly under-represents the number of people caged in this country each year. According to a new analysis released by the Prison P...
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Investigative
August 30, 2019
An outstanding piece which highlights the inequities of the U.S. criminal justice system. The author does a fine job of making the statistics quoted and presented readily accessible to the reader. While brief, prospective readers will nevertheless find the article informative. Additionally, the article adds contextually to the broader discussion of reform of the criminal justice system. A worthwhile read, which will leave the reader further informed about an important issue.
August 30, 2019
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Well Sourced
August 30, 2019
While the article provides great context around the number of people incarcerated in the US, almost the entirety of the article is a paraphrase of the new analysis referenced at the beginning by the Prison Policy Initiative.
August 30, 2019
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Great Context
August 30, 2019
For a rather short article, this is contextual and provides the link directly to the report cited so the reader can dive deeper if they want.
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Well Sourced
August 30, 2019
It was nice to read an article with that much context. Well done.
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Great Context
August 29, 2019
This is an incredible article laying out in clear terms the numbers and statistics around the U.S. prison population. In just a few short paragraphs, author Brian Sonenstein lets the figures speak for themselves, and they should shock anyone that's not already aware of the enormity of our prison system. Fantastic piece and I highly recommend it as my favorite article of the week.
August 29, 2019
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