An unexpected voice in the mass incarceration debate

This was totally unexpected. A good article with lots of good statistics in one spot. Some of the information came to me as a surprise and don’t really have the time or skill to verify it. Worth the read anyway.

The saddest statistic is “…The statistics on mass incarceration for juveniles are bleak. For the more than 93,000 young people in the juvenile justice system in 2008, about 80 percent went on to have contact with the adult criminal justice system, found the MacArthur Foundation…” Makes it seem as if we are not helping them but training them for a life in prison where the recidivism rate is about 68 percent…”

A depressing but informative read: Occupy for Prisoners Comes Out Against Mass Incarceration

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