Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Alternatives to incarceration vs. mass incarceration
State budget crisis may be the needed driving point for prison reform, in favor for more alternatives to incarceration; such as drug and alcohol treatment and restorative justice techniques, but private jails have other ideas and press on.
Private Prisons demand 90% occupany.
How do the contracts of private prisons undermined the role of reform that is needed in an age of mass incarceration? What roles do private prisons have on the "drug war", "education divide" and "racial disparity"?
Private Prison Company to Demand 90% Occupancy (by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov)