OUR NATION FACES a growing problem that cries out for careful, rational reforms. As of June 2002, the prison and jail population exceeded two million inmates for the first time. State prisons operated between 1% and 16% above capacity and federal prisons operated 31% above capacity. The inmate population grew an average of 3.8% each year from 1995 to 2002.
Clark, Leroy D.
"A Civil Rights Task: Removing Barriers to Employment of Ex-convicts,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 38
, Article 1.
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