The crowded U.S. prison system apparently continued to expand last year, with the latest data showing that the number of people in prison hit 2.2 million. We look at the news behind those statistics, including the fact that the number of women going to prison is at a record high.


  • Marc Mauer Executive Director of the Sentencing Project, and editor of "Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment" (New Press)

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