In the year ending June 30, 2003, the smaller State prison systems had the greatest percentage increase: Vermont (up
12.2%), Minnesota (up 9.4%), and Maine (up 9.1%).
Today's Prison Quote
The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.
~Edwin M. Schur
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