Do Sessions Claims on Prison, Crime Ignore Research?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that under the Obama administration, “sentences went down and crime went up.” Studies have found that harsher punishments and the higher incarceration rates they lead to don’t have a big impact on crime.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that under the Obama administration, "sentences went down and crime went up." Studies have found that harsher punishments and the higher incarceration rates they lead to don’t have a big impact on crime . . .

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