Jay Marvin jaymarvin at
Mon Mar 15 03:55:23 PST 1999

Thanks. I think this topic would be great for this afternoons radio show.


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."
> Doug
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