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100: America's Prison Problem

August 6th, 2015

Episode 165 of 248 episodes

With more than two million people behind bars, a 500 percent increase since the mid 1970s, politicians on both sides of the aisle have come to agree that America has a prison problem. On this week’s DecodeDC podcast—our 100th episode—guest host Emily Kopp sits down with Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Sean Walker, a former inmate who spent two decades behind bars, about what they see in the push for prison reform.

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