Thursday, January 23, 2014

Problems with Private Prisons

The problems that plague private prisons like Corrections Corporation of America is not news. However, these stats are worth sharing because the public needs to decided if it's going to continue to support the use of correctional facilities that profit off of the misery of others. Is it ethical to run prisons whose primary mission is to keep the number of incarcerate individuals high so they can  turn a profit for their investors?    

Private Prisons: A Look at the Statistics

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences Losing Steam

Mandatory minimums for non-violent and low level drug offenses seem to be losing steam. See the link below for why this "get tough" policy is on the way out. 

Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences