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Which of the strategies for dealing with crowded prisons seems most viable to you?

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The strategy that seems most viable for dealing with America’s crowded prisons is the strategy of reducing the number of people who are sentenced to prison.  This would ease crowding without incurring huge costs that must be borne by taxpayers who are already unhappy with the amount of taxes they are paying.

There are really only two strategies that can be used to ease crowding.  We can build more prisons or we can incarcerate fewer people.  We already incarcerate far more people than any other rich country.  We...

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