Mass Incarceration vs. Solving Incarceration Part II
Mass Incarceration vs. Solving Incarceration Part II|Apr 20, 2019
Getting to the Roots of the Incarceration Problem
Please see Part I. One thing that we must think of when we hear the terms over-incarceration, mass incarceration, etc., is that our goal should be no incarceration. The same way we talk about murders. What's a reasonable number of murders in the City of Baltimore? Zero. Same with incarceration. So, over-incarceration makes me say, "Okay then, what is the number we should have?" And in my mind, that number is zero.
We need to be looking at community-based solutions for dealing with people who do things that either harm other people or do things that cause anger and disapproval. How can you solve that in another way other than incarceration? Ensure it is a learning mechanism for the person who is committing the act. Additionally, in many cases the issue is mental health and wellness. We have so...
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