Public Safety

Reduce incarceration rates to match rest of world

jails and prisons should be for violent offenders only. The U.S. has 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the world's incarcerated. 1 out of 100 people in the U.S. are in jail. We jail at a rate 7 times greater than countries in Europe. What is wrong with us? If we reduced our prison population/incarceration rate to the world's average, we would save an incredible amount of money. And we might even become a more just society at the same time.

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