How Many Americans are Unnecessarily Incarcerated

In a report from the Brennan Center for Justice, December, 2016 “Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. prison population — 576,000 people — are behind bars with no compelling public safety reason This report finds the following: • Of the 1.46 million state and federal prisoners, an estimated 39 percent (approximately 576,000 people) are incarcerated…