Adding to the body of evidence of the ineffectiveness and injustice of mass incarceration, the Brennan Center for Justice of the New York University School of Law released a report “How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?” which states that “Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. prison population — 576,000 people–are behind bars with no compelling public safety reason.”  The report provides recommendations for reducing the prison population while keeping crime rates low.