crb6 months ago
Thanks for posting. This is an extremely complex, and layered problem. From racial profiling (including, but not limited to stop & frisk)...to socio-economic factors and costs (i.e. the cost per annum to educate an individual vs. the cost per annum to incarecerate an individual--we spend considerably more on the latter than the former by the way)...to the for-profit business of keeping people in prison...we need to examine a number of issues relative to mass incarceration. Having worked with prison populations in the past, I have seen the impact with respect to an individuals prospects thereafter...prison forecloses so many opportunities. Thanks for bringing this to the GOOD community's attention.