Sue Reams campaigned to change California’s three-strikes law and help set free her son, Shane. Ina Jaffe/NPR by Ina Jaffe … Continue reading A Mother’s Fight Against 3 Strikes Law ‘A Way of Life’
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We know that treatment not only saves money, but does in fact save LIVES. The Prison for Profit mentality MUST … Continue reading Choosing Substance Abuse Treatment Over Prison Could Save Billions: Study
article from 2009 -very relevant even now. By Mark A. R. Kleiman n 2004, Judge Steven Alm was assigned to … Continue reading Jail Break: How smarter parole and probation can cut the nation’s incarceration rate