Drop the Rock Group Also Wants to Drop Some Prisons
From Legislative Gazette:
Criminal justice crusaders from the “Drop the Rock” campaign preached reform of the state prison system from the pulpit of a church near the Capitol during an annual advocacy day event March 16. The rally in the church preceded the lobbying of legislators to support the closure of three minimum- and one medium-security men’s prisons proposed in the 2010-2011 Executive Budget.
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