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What do states actually need to do roll back their prison populations by 10 percent? 20 percent? 50 percent?
The latest chapter of Our Changing City explores how DC, once the nation’s “murder capital,” went on to experience dramatic drops in violent crime.
The White House has strongly promoted the idea of increased police transparency after high-profile incidents of civil unrest throughout 2014 and into 2015. Most law enforcement agencies still have a long way to go.
When it comes to keeping inmates safe from self-inflicted harm, research points to several important takeaways.
Prosecutors have a lot of discretion to affect mass-incarceration. It's time they start reducing prison populations.

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