Doug Henwood wrote:
> Jay Marvin wrote:
> >Does it say how many people are behind bars due to drugs? Last I had heard it
> >was something like 63%.
> Here's the NYT article on the report. It says drug offenses account for 29%
> of the increase in the incarcerated population. Concerning a thread here a
> week or two ago, the article quotes estimates that "40 percent of the
> growth [in prison populations] was attributable to increases in the number
> of people actually sent to prison per arrest and 60 percent to longer time
> served by inmates."