Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018 – See the Charts, the FACTS! kra

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

Here is the 2018 update with pertinent details of incarceration in America. Each number is a person, too many of them being people whose lives are ruined due to the injustice in the justice system!   Excerpts from the Article: Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our...

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Utah lawmakers pass the ‘clean slate’ bill to automatically clear the criminal records of people who earn an expungement – ALL States Should Do This – kra

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

ALL states should do this  … in an even bolder way; include more offenses by increasing eligibility! It’s fair and it makes sense. Here in Delaware, as in too many other states, getting a “clean slate” (expungement, pardon) is a complicated and costly process! It looks like the waiting periods were pulled out of thin air; they should be shortened. Studies show that if an ex offender is not arrested within 3 years, the...

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Gov. Bill Lee announces new efforts to help Tennessee prison inmates successfully re-enter society – Great! – kra

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

This is one of too few governors who gets it. He’s making all the right moves. When we help inmates reenter society we help our communities! Excerpts from the Article: Gov. Bill Lee is unveiling what he’s calling a “comprehensive plan” to address criminal justice and public safety in advance of his first State of the State address on Monday.“We must significantly improve public safety in our state and I believe...

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Illinois Calculates the High Costs of Recidivism

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Some states – too few – are getting wise. Illinois calculated that it will cost Illinois taxpayers more than $13 billion over the next five years if nothing is done to curtail recidivism, and they are moving in the right direction to implement needed changes. Look at this shocking statistic: In 2016, Illinois saw 71,551 new convictions; of those, 70,610, or 89 percent, were reoffenders headed back to prison. Excerpts from the...

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Incarceration vs. education: America spends more on its prison system than it does on public schools – and California is the worst

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

With all of the talk about ending mass incarceration, the system still remains a train wreck. AND THE MAIN REASONS ARE “TOUGH ON CRIME” POLITICIANS AND OUR WAR ON DRUGS.  The comparison with education spending shows how out of whack things have gotten. This article does a good job in explaining the facts and figures. By the way, education and incarceration are related: about 66 percent of state prison inmates haven’t graduated high...

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