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Since 1980, the U.S. prison population has expanded 500%, an astounding figure that has resulted in 2.3 million people in prison, more than any other country in the world. Using this interactive map from the Vera Institute for Justice, you can see just how much the incarceration rate has changed in your county over the…

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By Katherine Crosby The House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing last Thursday entitled, “The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on the Security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.” The hearing comes in the wake of attacks in Beirut and Paris, but also in the same week that more…

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