How can I make this topic sentence better?


Make it more clear, or make it sound better

See example:

29 out of 32 severely overcrowded prisons in California are housing more offenders due to the rise of inmate population .
asked Oct 18 '12 at 10:05 Fro Montes New member

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Hi Fro,


Could you explain what you mean. At the moment it sounds like you are saying, "Prisons have more inmates because they have more inmates." Perhaps you mean prisons have more inmates because more people are being convicted of crimes carrying a custodial sentence. Also "overcrowded" is subjective: you need to define what overcrowded means (e.g., average inmates per cell or equivalent).


Sentences cannot start with a numeral (years are an exception).

link comment edited Oct 18 '12 at 12:11 Peter Guess Expert

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