How can the prison population of the United States be reduced?

– Xochielt Sanchez

Answer by Chris Bast:

Reduce the number of things that can send you to prison.

To start with, draw up a list of all non-violent offenses that carry a prison sentence. Yes, all of them. Then go down the list one at a time and ask "Do we really need to send someone to prison for this? What are we honestly expecting will happen if we don't?"

How can the prison population of the United States be reduced?

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