The Family and Recidivisim Research on people returning from prison shows that family members can be valuable sources of support during incarceration and after release.
America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences Motivated by overcrowded prisons and tight budgets, policymakers are reconsidering the value of a harsh criminal justice response to low-level offenses.
While incarcerated people often voice complaints related to food service, there is a broader public health concern here: the long-term health consequences of forcing incarcerated people to consume unhealthy food.
So, What Exactly is Mass Incarceration in the US? Video explaining mass incarceration as a failed $75 billion/year experiment.
“Changing Laws, Changing Lives:” Inside Look at How Georgia, Oklahoma and Kentucky Are Reforming Their Justice Systems.
A prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity.
Chronic under-funding, the outsourcing of care and public disinterest are all contributing to a healthcare crisis in American prisons and jails.
Brennan Center for Justice: Many people in prison today for lower-level crimes could serve far less time and pose no threat of reducing public safety gains.
Washington University in St. Louis: The $80 billion spent on corrections is frequently cited as the cost of incarceration, but this underestimates significant social costs.
Vera Institute of Justice Public Health Findings: “…the highest rates of incarceration and the greatest rates of disease are concentrated in the same neighborhoods.” Diseases have no borders.
The Sentencing Project and Human Rights Watch: You can pay back society for a criminal act and still lose your right to vote – in some cases forever. Is this really a good thing for our democracy?
Center for Economic and Policy Research: “…state governments could save $7.6 billion, while local governments could save $7.2 billion.”
PEW and the Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives Report: Chambers of Commerce Get Smart on Justice
Urban Institute Study: Every taxpayer burdened by the “Hidden Costs of Families Left Behind”
National Employment Law Project: The Case for Reforming Criminal Background Checks for Employment
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Justice Reform: Employers are Discovering “Smart Investment Facts”
Prison Policy Initiative details alarming total cost of our Justice System and the Mass Incarceration Industry.