Prison reform: Does high incarceration lead to high crime rates?

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Posted on August 9, 2011 at 7:41 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 9 at 7:45 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - The United States has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world with Louisiana taking the top spot amongst the states.

And yet, crime remains the number one concern of residents.

Could over-incarceration actually lead to more crime?

nd if imprisonment is not the way to reduce crime in a community, what should we be doing?

Marjorie Esman of the American Civil Liberties Union talked to Eyewitness Morning News Tuesday to give the highlights of a new report being released Tuesday on smart reform - states reducing incarceration rates and costs while protecting communities.

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