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The rate at which people in the United States are incarcerated has increased fivefold over the past 40 years, according to a report from the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law and Justice. The report, produced with support by MacArthur, explores the historically unprecedented rise of incarceration rates since the early 1970s and addresses drivers of incarceration, the effectiveness of long sentences, and the impact of incarceration on individuals, their families, and their communities and society.

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