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Report: 40% Of US Inmates Don’t Need To Be There


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NYU researchers found that almost 40% of US inmates are imprisoned unnecessarily. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Nearly 40 percent of inmates in U.S. prisons could be released as they don’t pose any compelling threat to public safety, a study found. According to the report, setting the 576,000 inmates (39 percent) free could save $20 billion annually.

The study published Friday was conducted by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The U.S., which is home to less than five percent of the world’s population, is responsible for the incarceration of nearly 25 percent of the world’s inmates.

“Mass incarceration has huge social, racial, and economic costs,” Inimai Chettiar, director of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program, said in a statement. “As a result, there is intriguing, bipartisan consensus that we need to fix our broken criminal justice system. This is the first detailed, granular look at precisely how we can achieve this by significantly and safely cutting the prison population.”

Researchers analyzed federal and state criminal codes in addition to convictions and sentences of roughly 1.5 million inmates who are serving sentences for 370 different crime categories, to arrive at the number of inmates imprisoned without a meaningful public safety threat.

They found that 25 percent of inmates nationwide are nearly all non-violent lower-level offenders and could be sentenced to community service or probation rather than prison. Fourteen percent of inmates have served sufficient sentences that could warrant their release “with little to no risk to public safety.””*

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  1. Posted by Chunk Oooger, at Reply

    100% of TYT videos don’t need to be here

    • Posted by Chukwu, at Reply

      +Lloyd B Homophobe confirmed?
      Why is that an insult

    • Posted by Lore Craft, at Reply

      Chunk Oooger then don’t watch or comment on them. oh wait you’re their
      biggest fan LOL

  2. Posted by Thodin from Ostral-B, at Reply

    2 minutes up and already 17 likes (5min video). Blind trust!

    • Posted by Chukwu, at Reply

      +F. S. Pffft your the one who got butthurt and responded.
      All I did was make a truthful statement.

    • Posted by Kevin Montrond, at Reply

      People already know the war on drugs is bullshit so yeah we dont need
      anymore explaining.

    • Posted by Mark Rosado, at Reply

      Thodin from Ostral-B Cenk makes his staff give a left handed thumbs up.

  3. Posted by Jace Solomon, at Reply

    But the government needs slaves .

    • Posted by theking T, at Reply

      Spoder Man and crackers needs more tans and to stop smelling like wet dog

    • Posted by DraconicEpic, at Reply

      If the government really wanted slaves, they still wouldn’t use prisons.
      Prisoners are money sinks and it would be cheaper to just employ minimum
      wage workers. Workers don’t need to be fed or housed; they take care of
      that themselves. Nor do they need to be guarded 24/7 by people with guns.

    • Posted by fred6319, at Reply

      corporations need cheap labor

    • Posted by Thomas McCullough, at Reply

      Pretty much. Free labor.

  4. Posted by Ober of Acorns, at Reply

    *WRONG AGAIN YOUNG TURDS! They do need to be there, and so do a heck of a
    lot of other people! A heck of a lot! Jihadi Cenk for example. And the

    • Posted by Ober of Acorns, at Reply

      +Rock-E Oldboy That was Bavarian German, of course.

    • Posted by Rock-E Oldboy, at Reply

      +Ober of Acorns i didnt look up your profile. Who cares about you. You are
      irrelevant to me

    • Posted by Ober of Acorns, at Reply

      +captain bigballs Then legalize it, I don’t care.

    • Posted by Ober of Acorns, at Reply

      Rock-E Oldboy OMG you see the profile pic, the icon, if you reply. You also
      read my name. A non-moron would be able to tell. Whatever. You can go now,
      Ossi boy.

  5. Posted by Kareem, at Reply

    Hillary will be there pretty soon.

    • Posted by Porkchop Periwinkle, at Reply

      haha thats a joke

    • Posted by Cody Davies, at Reply

      Kareem’s a faker, not even black, just a notorious troll.

    • Posted by Lore Craft, at Reply

      Kareem prisons weren’t made for rich people

    • Posted by Melanoma Trump, at Reply

      Kareem is an alt right troll who pretends to be black to leave fascist
      comments. He is not the first to
      do this and not the last sadly.

  6. Posted by Kingg Eddie, at Reply

    The clintons are a major influence in the mass incarceration of african

    • Posted by Sharky, at Reply

      its not like blacks break law..nooo…

    • Posted by Eric Thomas, at Reply

      The clintons aren’t in power anymore. If we keep looking back we’re just
      going to trip going forward. Let’s think about how we’ll fix this, not sulk
      that it happened.

  7. Posted by MajGibbons24, at Reply Look at
    how much the prison population in the United States has increased in the
    past few decades. This is insane.

    • Posted by Neglar, at Reply

      MajGibbons24 yeah Clintons mass incarceration

    • Posted by kiliyah perry, at Reply

      MajGibbons24 because of non violent drug crimes

    • Posted by Mark Rosado, at Reply

      MajGibbons24 Yep it’s crazy. The war on drugs with the Reagan
      administration started its deplorable climb to the top. As long as the
      people on top are not affected by any policies it will continue but this
      thing called the Internet gives me hope to a transparent future.

    • Posted by Andrew Lee, at Reply

      Mark Rosado it was Nixon that started, Reagan expanded it 10 fold

  8. Posted by -insert name here-, at Reply

    That depends if the police officers don’t shoot the people going to prison

    • Posted by -insert name here-, at Reply

      +David Sanchez This is the US police, everything is a threat to them…

    • Posted by David Sanchez, at Reply

      You mean like on July 7th in Dallas?

    • Posted by -insert name here-, at Reply

      +David Sanchez Inbetween 2010 and 2014 546 US police officers where killed
      in the line of duty. 2050 citizens were killed, 1/3 of them were carrying a
      weapon. It’s and officers job to put their life on the line to serve their
      country, so why are more civilians dying to police officers than the
      officers themselves?

    • Posted by David Sanchez, at Reply

      Wow, considering the United States has about 765,000 sworn officers and 321
      million people, it definitely seems like officers are more likely to get
      killed than citizens.

    • Posted by -insert name here-, at Reply

      321 million divided by 4.95 roughly makes up the total population of the UK
      which is 64 million people. the police force in the UK numbers to around
      120,000 personnel and if you divide 765,000 by 4.95 then it gives you
      154,545 so the amount of police in the UK are more outnumbered compared to
      the police in the US, and yet how many police related deaths do you see in

  9. Posted by RT Myths Debunked, at Reply

    Great! Let them out and I’m sure Millionaire Cenk will hire them, right?

    • Posted by Spoder Man, at Reply


    • Posted by Rob Smith, at Reply

      Or you could make it illegal for prisons to use slave labour & all those
      products would have to be produced by paid workers.

    • Posted by RT Myths Debunked, at Reply

      +Rob Smith Since when do Americans care about that? They shop at Walmart.

  10. Posted by Colonel 100, at Reply

    2 reasons, republicans love locking up unfavorable people they dont want in
    and it makes profit for private prisons

  11. Posted by Ahmru Ghanim, at Reply

    Ding Ding Ding, TYT finally figured that out. Its all in the 13th amendment
    which didn’t end slavery but rather disguise it. Thats why 60% of the
    incarcerated population is black even though 12% of the U.S population is
    black. The 13th amendment states that slavery can be used as a form of
    punishment against those who commited a crime. In the past hundred years or
    so corporation’s have lobbied for a different definition of crime.
    Basically they pay the goverment millions or even billions to arrest more
    people unnecessarily (Usually targeting minorities). As a result the
    corporation’s make a LARGE profit while those unfortunate people who got
    fucked over have to work as a slave as stated by the 13th amendment. Whats
    even worse is the goverment also tricks people into getting jailed even
    though they did nothing with things like the Plea Deal. The plea deal
    basically is if you confess to it before you take to court you’ll get a
    shorter sentence which is like shooting yourself in the foot. Never admit
    to something you never did.

    • Posted by Ahmru Ghanim, at Reply

      +gatesbrown26 I get my information from reliable websites, Not TYT.

    • Posted by Lore Craft, at Reply

      Ahmru Ghanim but finally I guess you mean the last decade or so?

    • Posted by Ahmru Ghanim, at Reply

      No, this has been happening in the past century (about). Nearly after the
      civil war.

    • Posted by Ahmru Ghanim, at Reply

      +Brad Childress Don’t pop a blood vessel now kiddo, you’ll end up in the
      doctor then they’ll discover your “size problem”.

  12. Posted by njintau, at Reply

    Drug addiction is only a disease if it impacts white people, otherwise its
    a punishable offense.

    • Posted by kiliyah perry, at Reply

      njintau basically how the government sees it

  13. Posted by Dre T, at Reply

    its called modern day slavery

    • Posted by kiliyah perry, at Reply

      Dre T yup

  14. Posted by Rusty Johnson, at Reply

    We jail more people then Communist China?

    • Posted by kiliyah perry, at Reply

      Rusty Johnson yes they just execute more of them.

    • Posted by Neglar, at Reply

      Rusty Johnson yeah we jail more than any other country

    • Posted by Gripen1974, at Reply

      US execute more then china if we go for execute per citizens, china execute
      allot of ppl but they are over a billion of ppl so they are pretty average
      among the countries with death penalty.

  15. Posted by Neglar, at Reply

    Obama had 8 years to do something about this…

    • Posted by Lloyd B, at Reply

      Neglar and he was opposed by the obstructionist GOP on EVERYTHING

    • Posted by kiliyah perry, at Reply

      Neglar he has been releasing hundreds of non violent offenders.

  16. Posted by maxsnts, at Reply

    Its the way US found to keep unemployment rates low.

    • Posted by DraconicEpic, at Reply

      It would be cheaper just to pay them minimum wage.

  17. Posted by Santiago Broncano, at Reply

    say it with me


  18. Posted by Ms. Garcia, at Reply

    But who would do the slave labor then?

  19. Posted by Wade Wilson, at Reply

    They can go live with you ana