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Shrinking Prison Population

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Shrinking Prison Population

Shrinking Prison Population

Shrinking Prison Population

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The Justice Department announced state prison populations shrank over the last half of 2000. It's the first time the number of Americans behind bars has dropped since 1972. Host John Ydstie talks with Frank Zimring, professor of law and Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California at Berkeley, about what this means for state penal systems.

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