“The research is in, and it is uncontestable. The American experiment in mass incarceration has been a moral, legal, social, and economic disaster. It cannot end soon enough.”
That’s a bold claim, but a recent New York Times article cites statistical proof to back it up. The article looks at several new reports—including a 444-page study prepared for the Justice Department—and concludes that “there is no evidence that imprisoning more people has reduced crime by more than a small amount.”
Furthermore, the reports show several disturbing trends about how mass incarceration is negatively affecting America’s prisons and the people in them.
Interestingly, the article suggests several alternatives to mass incarceration—the very alternatives that Crossroad Bible Institute has been offering to people in prison for over thirty years.
Read the full article.