Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice Reforms; Congress Should Move with Bipartisan Consensus
Byline: Alan B. Mollohan and David A. Keene, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
While Americans seem to be sharply divided along partisan lines when it comes to important domestic policy issues - take health care, immigration or the national debt, for example - in at least one area of national importance, conservatives and liberals are increasingly united: criminal justice reform.
With only 5 percent of the world's population, America incarcerates 25 percent of the world's jail and prison population, imprisoning individuals at a rate five times higher than comparable Western, industrialized nations. During the upcoming fiscal year, the federal government would spend nearly $7 billion, a nearly $300 million increase from this year, under the president's budget proposal to house …
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Publication information: Article title: Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice Reforms; Congress Should Move with Bipartisan Consensus. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 16, 2012. Page number: B03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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