Violent offenders, often victims themselves, need more compassion and less punishment

Our prison system is filled up with lifetimes of trauma & reform efforts have yet to truly confront issues of violence & victimization.

The truth is that the majority of individuals in state prisons are carrying out sentences for violent crimes; yet, many are surviving as victims themselves.

In this next era of reforms, in the name of humanity & public safety, there’s a question that must be explored: “What would justice look like if we recognized that violence is contextual often attaching to conditions of poverty and that victimization haunts those who have hurt other people?”

Read the USA Today article here.


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