Drop the Lock Up?
From Gotham Gazette:
Drop the Rock, the coalition that led the fight to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws, is leading the charge to close prisons across the state. They say the prison population has dropped by 14,000 inmates in the last ten years and that 5,000 prison beds will remain empty. So the logical conclusion according to Drop the Rock is to close prisons and save the state money.
The United States has the shameful reputation of being the world’s largest jailer, and as the Prison Policy Initiative reported in March, 2017, 2.3 million people are currently locked up in prisons and jails. This mass incarceration continues in spite of the fact that a Brennan Center for Justice report shows that crime is down [...]Read More