Slacker’s Syllabus: E-carceration

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Incarceration is expanding.

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country, with over 2 million people in prison alone.

As incarceration grows, the U.S. is turning to alternative methods to contain people beyond prison walls.

Collectively, these methods of confinement are known as e-carceration.

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140%

How much the percentage of people monitored with ankle bracelets and other electronic devices rose over 10 years.

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