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January 15, 2013

"Mass Incarceration in Three Midwestern States: Origins and Trends"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper now on SSRN authored by the ever-prolific Professor Michael O'Hear. Here is the abstract:

This Article considers how the mass incarceration story has played out over the past forty years in three medium-sized, Midwestern states, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  The three stories are similar in many respects, but notable differences are also apparent.  For instance, Minnesota’s imprisonment rate is less than half that of the other two states, while Indiana imprisons more than twice as many drug offenders as either of its peers.

The Article seeks to unpack these and other imprisonment trends and to relate them to crime and arrest data over time, focusing particularly on the relative importance of violent crime and drug enforcement as drivers of imprisonment growth.

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Indiana has twice the blacks as Minnesota. It has twice the fatherless bastards. No mystery. The are not even black, just claiming to be being black, to get privileges from the pro-criminal, anti-family lawyer. Most are genetically White Southern trash from Ireland or Scotland.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 15, 2013 11:28:13 PM

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