The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and it’s not because people are committing crimes at higher rates, it’s because of our laws. Criminal justice reform is a hot issue, from sentencing reform to civil asset forfeiture, but there are other areas that deserve more attention and reform. Prosecutorial misconduct, bail reform, expungement, community supervision programs, and fines and fees are just a few overlooked areas where Molly Davis from the Libertas Institute offers real solutions for reform.
Top 5 Overlooked Areas of Criminal Justice Reform
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No one should go to prison unless there is a specific victim.
Property crimes should be treated differently from violent crimes, these offenders should be placed in an environment where they have a very uncomfortable living space and they have to work to get a better one and other things. If they are caught stealing from other inmates, they go back to square one. Perhaps if done right, these people will learn the value of other people’s work and have more respect than to steal.
Prisons have libraries but all the inmates study law. As for rehabilitation, well it’s been proven not to work. Rapist and pedophiles are the least rehabilitatable of all the inmates with little success with the other inmates. This is just blah blah blah from another leftist think tank. Re-institute the death penalty.