“America has the world’s largest prison population. China, which has more than four times as many people and nobody’s idea of lenient judiciary, comes a distant second. One in 107 American adults was behind bars in 2011—the highest rate in the world—and one in every 34 was under “correctional supervision” (either locked up or on probation or parole). A black man in America is 3.6 time more likely to be incarcerated than a black man in 1993 in South Africa, just before apartheid ended.”
I was stunned by the correctional supervision statistics and wondered how do you even begin to fix this mess. If you have suggestions, I would love to hear them.
- Prison reform: An unlikely alliance of left and right | The Economist (policyabcs.wordpress.com)
- Why does America have such a big prison population? (rawstory.com)
- Prison reform gets a big boost (lpdoc.blogspot.com)