Today, CA’s prison population is “down” from its record high of 162,000 to 129,000 people behind bars. While this is a sign of progress, this number is still beyond 6x greater than the incarcerated population of the 1970s.
The current system remains a travesty of justice until WE, AS A COMMUNITY, adequately address the human, social & economic costs of antiquated & failed tough-on-crime policies.
Read the SacBee article by Dan Walters of CalMatters here.
Photo credit: Inmates in the main exercise yard at Folsom State prison in Folsom on Friday, November 17, 2017. Randall Benton
Mass and static incarceration will not be solved unless we address that which we are most afraid to talk about: violent crime, and/or those serving life sentences. Our mission is to change the way society and the justice system respond to violence and harm. From Proximity to policy.