Causes of Mass Incarceration in the United States
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This paper evaluates the various reasons behind the high rate of incarceration in the US and critically analyses them to reach a conclusion and recommendation. The causes discussed include lengthy prison sentences, higher tendency of increased sentencing laws, economic condition of the offenders, drug related issues, racialization, and privatization of prison. The paper recommends amending the harsh imprisonment durations, decriminalizing drug related issues, and education in prison to prevent reincarceration.