Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.

The American Justice Summit streamed live on November 10, 2014 for more than five hours. The program addressed the need for reform within the criminal justice system though a series of small discussion panels.

Budget concerns in an unsustainable systems have led to a growing consensus that America's criminal justice system is incarcerating too many people for too long. Right now, more than 2.4 million people are behind bars. The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. 

Another 7 million people are on probation or parole. More than 65 million have criminal records which make it difficult to find a job or rent an apartment.
The American Justice Summit 2014 brought together an unlikely group including both the most liberal Democrats, the most conservative Republicans and many in between.

Click here to read the agenda for the American Justice Summit or watch the video below.


Anonymous said...

I definitely agree with your blog. I wrote research paper regarding this in school. It's hurting the taxpayers and there are many alternatives to incarcerations.

Anonymous said...

Instead of going to jail, have the people who are convicted of lesser crimes do a parole or community service. No sense in wasting tax payers dollars on people who have done something petty. Even though I've never had any trouble with the law, if one day it were to happen, I would for sure want to get the help of a lawyer.