Paul Ryan Calls for Sentencing Reform to Reduce Poverty

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:34 am

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) is calling for significant sentencing reform to reduce the prison population. His proposed changes to our prison system were only part of a larger package of ideas to address poverty and improve economic mobility in the country. At least in the criminal justice reform section of his plan [...]

For-Profit Prisons: Another Failed Privatization of a Government Service

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 8:28 am

A new study by the state of Arizona shows that private prisons end up costing the state more than public facilities. From the New York Times: The conviction that private prisons save money helped drive more than 30 states to turn to them for housing inmates. But Arizona shows that popular wisdom might be wrong: [...]

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