The Corner

Groundhog Day

Our favorite headline returns again:

Despite Drop in Crime, an Increase in Inmates

By Fox Butterfield

The number of inmates in state and federal prisons rose 2.1 percent last year, even as violent crime and property crime fell.

[Note: If you just arrived, you may not know that Fox Butterfield has been writing this story for years, ever since the crime rate started to drop. Butterfield remains flummoxed by the possibility that filling prisons (AKA the bad people place) causes a drop in crime.]

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