Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.
Isolation does not “rehabilitate” people. Disappearance does not deter harm. And prison does not keep us safe.
How this country’s “tough on crime” ethos created a generation of graying inmates.
Salt Lake City’s Housing First initiative has reduced chronic homelessness by 72 percent. Now other cities are giving it a try.
While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.
Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.
Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?
Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.
Jails have become the front line for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.
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