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November 4, 2007

Impressive new CCJRC website

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition ("CCJRC"), which runs the great Think Outside the Cage blog, has launched this new website.  It has lots of notable features, including a link this this Drug War Clock noting the millions spent yearly on the war on drugs.  The website also spotlights these sad statistics reflecting modern mass incarceration realities:

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Man, CO's incarceration rate growth even outpaces TX! From '78 to '04 our prison pop increased 573% and the overall population grew 67%. Of course, a LOT more people live here than Colorado (and it seems like half of those who do live there are transplanted Texans).

I've never seen that longitudinal data presented across states. I wonder if the rest of the country experienced the same prison growth levels over that period as TX and CO, or rather, fearing I know the answer, I wonder which states, if any, did not?

Posted by: Gritsforbreakfast | Nov 5, 2007 1:47:51 PM

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