Impact University: John Tierney


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Tierney, J. (2013-02-18, The New York Times): The rise of "tough on crime" mass-incarceration policies, once touted as a boon to cities and impoverished neighborhoods, is today looking to be a costly investment. As they stand now, these policies are a drain on social capital, reinforcing--rather than breaking--the cycle of poverty.

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