Private Prisons Are Only One Part of the Mass Incarceration Problem
Date:  08-15-2019

We must look beyond targeting private prisons to end mass incarceration
From The Sentencing Project

This commentary was originally published in the The Miami Herald:

On the 2020 presidential campaign trail, calls for criminal-justice reform have become a consistent talking point — and for good reason: The United States incarcerates more people than any country on Earth. Ending mass incarceration is a rallying cry of civil-rights organizations, faith institutions, legal groups, academics and people directly affected by the system. Increasingly, Democratic candidates have responded to this growing consensus by promising to end private prison contracting as a key feature of their criminal justice reform platforms.

As Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted recently, “One of my first acts of business as president will be to begin phasing out detention centers and private prisons.” Continue reading >>>