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Rates Of Incarceration

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There are many reasons why the United States has one of the highest rates of incarceration. Here are a few; Americans are incarcerated for writing bad checks to drug use. Also, the United States prison system in the last 20 years has been used for the “war on drugs”, putting away many petty drug users and abusers with harsh sentences; many people suffering from mental illness are incarcerated instead of getting the mental illness treatment they need. Lastly, the United States is one of few nations who hand out lengthy sentences for things other nations would not prosecute. Is to reform the system, making sure people get if they need it rather than just incarcerating them. It may seem cliché, but I do not Continue to implement President Obama’s

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