By Prson [email protected] on May 30, 2017 in Prison News, Prison Path, Prison Path Press Between 19702008, our lock-up rate increased five hundred percent.The United States has more inmates and prisons than both Russia and China combined.Crime is down, as is incarceration, and the justice system has more tools in its belt to handle wrong-doers. Signatory Accolades: Former Texas House Corrections Chairman Jerry Madden participated in our second Capitol Hill briefing, discussing how conservative red states have been instrumental in the justice reform sphere.(Source: rightoncrime.com) Back in the 1960s when President Johnson poured a lot of government money into various programs to fight inequality in America--with many foundations and private donors following suit,--there arose a category of opportunists called Anti-Poverty Pimps.There are excellent correctional staff and programs in place to assist prisoners that do far more than any outsiders can hope to accomplish.The tragedy of our current prison system is that we lock away so many of our citizens for little or no reason.Don't be fooled by current prison reform visionaries whose real expertise is marketing and getting your money.The fact is that people in prison have a lot of opportunities to learn.
There are numerous reasons for our mass incarceration crisis. There are numerous reasons for our mass incarceration crisis.Today we have prison reform pimps doing the same thing.They spend most of their time fundraising, occasionally showing isolated, theatrical examples of their success.Long considered perhaps the toughest of tough-on-crime states, Texas finds itself in 2016 in a remarkable position: An increasingly strong bipartisan coalition is pushing for reforms to the criminal justice system.On the agenda are changes that would have been unthinkable back when Democratic Governor Ann Richards led the charge to triple the size of the states prison system, touting prisons as rural economic development.
We do not know the future of prison-justice reform, but it is certain that we have taken two steps backward with the Trump administration.