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dc.contributor.authorTurkington, Courtney Harper-
dc.identifier.citation63 Loy. L. Rev. 557en_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States—the land of the free—has held the title for highest incarceration rate of any country in the world for fifteen consecutive years. Though the United States makes up total prison population. Moreover, the state of Louisiana has the highest rate of incarceration of any country or U.S. state in the world, and it imprisons nonviolent offenders at much higher rates than other southern states. Louisiana’s reliance on imprisonment to reduce crime has had a disproportionate impact on minority and indigent communities and cost taxpayers billions of dollars.en_US
dc.publisherLoyola University New Orleans College of Lawen_US
dc.subjectMass Incarcerationen_US
dc.titleLouisiana's Addiction to Mass Incarceration by the Numbersen_US
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