National Prison Rate Continues to Decline Amid Sentencing, Re-Entry Reforms

National Prison Rate Continues to Decline Amid Sentencing, Re-Entry Reforms

During the State of the Union address last night, Donald J. Trump announced that he will take on prison reform "to help former inmates... get a second chance at life."

Although the shift in tone is crucial, this is the same Administration that wants to scapegoat vulnerable populations to roll back the detrimental #WarOnDrugs & #ToughOnCrime era.

As 35 states - including #CA - have cut their crime & incarceration rates since 2008, we must CONTINUE to focus on local, state influences that support rehabilitation, reformation, & reintegration FOR ALL. Read the analysis of the declining prison population from Pew here.

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