Rising incarceration rate isn't reducing crime, says report
Crime is down. It's fallen dramatically in the United States over the last quarter of a century as the rate of incarceration is way up over that same period. But a new study by the Council of Economic Advisors says there is not a relationship between rising incarceration of convicted criminals and falling crime. Jason Furman is chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors and joins us from his office.
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