Nahmias, Laura (December 20, 2012). City Reports Drop in Incarceration Rate. Metropolis, a blog of the Wall Street Journal. … Before the mid-1990s, “we used incarceration as if it was magic, assuming locking more people up would bring the crime rate down,” Jeffrey Butts said. … “We now know definitively, you can use alternatives, common sense, without using the blunt instrument of physical removal from the community. It just takes resources, creativity, managerial competence, and political willingness to do that,” he said.
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