New Bedford, MA asked in Uncategorized for Massachusetts

Q: im a law student and am doing a research paper on what are the causes to overcrowded prisons in the U.S.

I was looking for an expert opinion in the criminal justice system as to what they feel are the main contributors to the prison overpopulation we face today.

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Tim Akpinar

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A: It's a complex problem and some of the causes are stricter sentencing guidelines and budget cuts. In addition to conducting your traditional book and online research, you could contact people in the corrections industry.

Tim Akpinar

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