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North Dakota's Incarceration Rate Is Up 175%, But Crime Is Only Down 18%

North Dakota's Incarceration Rate Is Up 175%, But Crime Is Only Down 18%

Earlier today I wrote about North Dakota’s drunk driving laws and the impact they were having on the state’s prison population. My point is that sometimes the “get tough” approach to crime doesn’t work very well, doing far less to address the crime than assumed while doing far more to inflate the costs of law

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