A room full of inmates are seen in their bunk beds at Southeastern Correctional Institution Wednesday, April 22, 2009 in Lancaster, Ohio. Ohio's prisons are at 132 percent capacity and space is squeezing tighter by the day, says prisons director Terry Collins. It's a nationwide problem as the economy escalates crime-causing tensions, worrying prison directors who must contend with the discomfort, violence, facility fatigue and lack of adequate programming staff. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

US States Leading Fight Against Over-Incarceration

A third of U.S. states closed prisons over the past three years, while almost two-thirds enacted reforms to their criminal justice systems.