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One-third of US veterans are arrested, report says

Posted on AllSides August 24th, 2022
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About one-third of America’s veterans have admitted to having been arrested at least one time in their lives, according to a preliminary report released this week by the Council on Criminal Justice.

The most recent Justice Department data shows that there are 181,500 veterans in American prisons and jails: about 8% of inmates incarcerated in state prisons and more than 5% of people in federal prisons were veterans.

“Most veterans in prison (69%) are serving time for violent crimes; nearly twice as many veterans as non-veterans are serving life sentences,” the...

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