The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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February 22, 2013

Time for review on what went wrong


The U.S. reportedly has 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's prisoners. The statistics have increased steeply since 1975. That may have created some distance between how people inside and outside of these institutions see incarceration today, compared to past decades.

Area corrections professionals may find it useful to read the Jamison verdict as a sign that there is different work to be done educating their staff and the public.

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