The New York Times urged the US to end mass incarceration, arguing that the “United States ‘has gone past the point where the numbers of people in prison can be justified by social benefits,” and that mass incarceration itself is “a source of injustice.”‘ in the Editorial “End Mass Incarceration Now” on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
NYT argues “The insanity of the situation is plain to people across the political spectrum, from Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who agree on the urgent need for change. The research is in, and it is uncontestable. The American experiment in mass incarceration has been a moral, legal, social, and economic disaster. It cannot end soon enough.”
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