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In terms of avoided crime by incarcerating one additional offender in Oregon, Figure 4 shows the number of crimes avoided per additional inmate and how that has changed over time.
The court found that the officials responsible for incarcerating the arrestee for misdemeanor violations violated the arrestee's due process rights by failing to afford him an opportunity to post bail as required under state law.
The resources wasted on incarcerating an essentially noncriminal population could have treated drug-addicted women and saved countless families from the breakup and pains of incarceration imposed by a less compassionate drug policy.
53] Finally, von Rochau intimated that the authorities were especially out of line in incarcerating a noblewoman.