Finding Ways To Reduce The Prison Population The U.S. prison system has ballooned since the 1980s, becoming so expensive that states are now trying to come up with creative and ways to reduce the revolving door syndrome. Journalist Jennifer Gonnerman talks about what she calls "the era of incarceration."
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Finding Ways To Reduce The Prison Population

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Finding Ways To Reduce The Prison Population

Finding Ways To Reduce The Prison Population

Finding Ways To Reduce The Prison Population

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The U.S. prison system has ballooned since the 1980s, becoming so expensive that states are now trying to come up with creative and ways to reduce the revolving door syndrome.

Journalist Jennifer Gonnerman joins Farai Chideya to talk about what she calls "the era of incarceration."

Gonnerman's article appears in Mother Jones magazine.