Even as the crime rate is dropping, the criminal justice system continues to
grow. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, there will be 30 new
federal prisons built over the next 7 years. Throughout this unprecedented
growth, there have been few opportunities for critical examination of what
is working and what isn't. It is our hope that this site will challenge your
perceptions about who is in prison today and why. We also hope that it will
generate ideas, big and small, about how we can reduce crime and strengthen
our communities without continuing this unprecedented rate of incarceration.
Over the next two years, we are continuing to work with educators and
students to develop local dialogues in schools and communities. We will be
partnering with radio producers and journalists across the country to tell
stories about how crime and incarceration affects not just the people who
are directly involved, but whole families and communities.
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