Support for criminal justice and prison reform is coming from a new direction....business owners and major employers. It shouldn't be surprising really as these leaders are use to dealing with the bottom line, productivity and ROI. It is easy for them to see that our tough on crime policies have not produced healthier communities and stability within their state governments.
Current criminal justice policies and correction policies do nothing to rehabilitate, reform or educate offenders so that they have a better chance at success in our communities. Our punitive processes and lack of programs only accomplish continued deterioration of our communities and states. We have to find a better way.
It is encouraging to see that those with a mind for business, community and state economic stability are realizing what advocates have been saying all along...it is time for a change. Follow the link to read the rest of the story.
“That’s great,” he said. “It’s a way to be smart on crime, to keep the people in prison who you’re afraid of, and not everyone else that we’re just mad at. They need to be put through programs that deal with their issues and get them back to work.” Big Business Enters Fray
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