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Our staggering new data on mitigation

Incarceration doesn’t just take a person’s freedom—it touches almost every aspect of their life. Separation from family, loss of autonomy, poor jail conditions, substandard health services trigger or worsen health. DId you know that every year spent behind bars shaves two years off a person’s life expectancy and ages them 10 to 15 years? Our own work across the U.S. shows that the carceral system not only fails to mitigate health issues, but actively exacerbates them, making wellness nearly impossible for low-income people. 

Our staggering new data on mitigation
Eliminating Incarceration 87% of the Time
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