Prison Population Is Shrinking In Most States

Publication: NPR's Tell Me More

Author: Michel Martin


03/17/2010 - The number of men and women in many state prisons has dropped for the first time in nearly 40 years. But in other states, such as Indiana, the prison population has shot up.

Host Michel Martin speaks with Adam Gelb, director of the Pew Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project, and Ed Buss, Indiana Department of Corrections Commissioner.

Listen to the story Prison Population Is Shrinking In Most States on NPR's Web site.

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