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Yahoo News: After Trump speaks on criminal justice reform, Dem candidates will push their own plans.

Friday, October 25, 2019  
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The United States, the richest country in the world, also incarcerates more people than any other nation, almost 2.2 million as of the end of 2016. But the criminal justice system touches many more people than the number actually behind bars at any one time. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, “over 600,000 people enter prison gates, but people go to jail 10.6 million times” annually, and nearly half a million people are “locked up on nonviolent drug offenses on any given day.”

And the effect of a prison sentence can last a lifetime.

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