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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Nonviolent convicts fill state prisons

Birmingham News staff writer

Alabama courts have sent more people to prison for drug possession than for the violent crimes of murder, manslaughter, rape and robbery combined. Second to possession is drug distribution.

None of the top five crimes for which people are sent to prison are violent offenses, according to an analysis of five years of data in the Alabama Sentencing Commission's 2005 report.


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