While only 1 in 5 Americans claim to trust the government to do what is right, the majority of the people are not quite ready to ditch the American experiment in liberty. Or at least they're not quite ready to ditch the government with which they have been saddled.
Commutations don't pardon criminals for their crimes. They don't say to a prisoner, "We are letting you go; it's as if you
"Most women are in prison for crimes directly related to social inequity -- poverty, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence and trauma."
We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.
President Obama Is Right: Americans of All Stripes Strongly Support Reducing the Country's Prison Population
In early June, the ACLU commissioned a nationwide poll of registered voters who are likely to vote in the 2016 presidential election. The results, released Wednesday, demonstrate that we have arrived at a bipartisan moment where majorities of Americans no longer believe our criminal justice system serves the common good.
Leaders from both ends of the political spectrum are joining together to reduce the U.S.'s prison population — one of the
As Congress and the nation are increasingly focused on the need for systemic reform, the Coalition and its partners, on both sides of the political spectrum, believe we are on the cusp of meaningful change, through fair sentencing and fair chances.
A private foundation will give out millions of dollars in grants to local jurisdictions that agree to try new ways to safely reduce the number of people in jails.
"We know that local problems require local solutions," Garduque said. "The aim is to show that, regardless of your starting
Can a single piece of legislation really save our country millions every year, and at the same time improve the care of those with mental illness? It sounds too good to be true, but it is not.