How hospitals could help cut prison recidivism | Brookings Institution

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This is a fascinating suggestion to decrease recidivism, cut the salaries of prison administrators and even workers. Stop feeding the monster, the prison industrial complex.

 

How hospitals could help cut prison recidivismBy: Stuart M. ButlerShare on emailShare on twitterShare on facebookShare on linkedin Share on google_plusone_shareShare on stumbleuponShare on redditShare on printBy the end of 2013 there were approximately 1.5 million people in state or federal prisons, and the U.S. incarceration rate is the highest in the world. And while there is debate about the relationship between this level of imprisonment and crime rates, there is considerable research to show that a spell of incarceration exacerbates economic and social conditions for families as well as former inmates, especially in low-income neighborhoods. That has led the Obama Administration and some interesting strange-bedfellow groups to call for alternatives to prison for some infractions.

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