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With Prison Numbers Swelling, Programs Help Ease Overcrowding

September 11, 2015 05:06 PM
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America's prison numbers continue to rise, making it the country that houses the most inmates in the world. The U.S. Justice Department releases new inmate numbers — from 2014 — next week. VOA's Carolyn Presutti takes a look why the United States has policies that lock up so many people ... and who's trying to change them.