Prison Population Sees 1st Drop In Almost 40 Years
01/09/2012 - The number of Americans living under the correctional system fell to 1.6 million in 2010, according to recent government data. Host Michel Martin discusses the decline and efforts to reform the system with former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh and Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project for the Pew Center on the States.
Read the transcript or listen to the audio at npr.org.
- Public Safety Performance Project