Federal Prison Myths Debunked

Who is locked up for breaking federal law? Mafia dons? Mass murderers? Drug kingpins? Not so much; Mmmm...no; and, If only!
Mar 6, 2014· 0 MIN READ
Paul Tullis is TakePart's Features Editor, and a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine.

Non-violent, first-time drug offenders are filling up federal prisons, costing taxpayers millions and destroying lives. Click on the infographic for more information on who is—and who isn't—in federal lockup, and what you can do to help change this disturbing trend. More articles on mandatory minimums and criminal justice reform can be accessed here.

Truth Behind Bars: Federal Prison Myths Debunked