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Close to 2.2 million people were incarcerated in the U.S. in 2016; author Emily Bazelon says prosecutors — not judges — are responsible for many of the prison sentences defendants receive. Juan Camilo Bernal/Getty Images hide caption

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'Charged' Explains How Prosecutors And Plea Bargains Drive Mass Incarceration

Close to 2.2 million people were incarcerated in the U.S. in 2016. Author Emily Bazelon says prosecutors, rather than judges, are responsible for many of the prison sentences defendants receive.

Close to 2.2 million people were incarcerated in the U.S. in 2016; author Emily Bazelon says prosecutors — not judges — are responsible for many of the prison sentences defendants receive. Juan Camilo Bernal/Getty Images hide caption

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'Charged' Explains How Prosecutors And Plea Bargains Drive Mass Incarceration

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From WHYY in Philadelphia