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Go to this website: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/2021.html
Look at the global incarceration rates (first two charts) and see how the state of Georgia’s rate compares to other states and other countries (using a “rate” means we can make fair comparisons across states and countries with larger and smaller populations). Be sure to click on “show all” to see all the countries.
Referencing the data in the charts at the website link provided above, answer the following:
1.) What would you say you learned overall after looking at the data?
2.) What do you think has caused the United States and certain states within the country to have disproportionately high incarceration rates? Based on the report, is it our violent crime rate? What do you think explains it?
3.) If you were elected the Governor of Georgia, how would you propose to reduce our incarceration rate?
4.) What programs, policies, or laws would you propose to reduce racial disparities in incarceration (certain racial groups are disproportionately incarcerated) in Georgia?
Be sure to answer all four questions fully and in paragraph form/full sentences. Please keep the answers separated so we can see each response to questions 1-4.