Of all the problems that governments must solve, is justice reform a priority for using taxpayer dollars to solve? a) If yes, why? OR b) If no, why?
These readings and videos provide background on justice reform initiatives at state and federal levels in the U.S.
- Review article “Decarceration Strategies: How Five States Achieved Substantial Prison Population Reductions” by Schrantz et al. (2018). Retrieve a downloadable PDF file from https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/decarceration-strategies-5-states-achieved-substantial-prison-population-reductions/
- Watch a YouTube video on Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative (MPRI): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcZiwu0gb1Y
- Watch a YouTube video on justice reform initiatives in Louisiana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_KavklIyYA
- Watch a YouTube video on federal criminal justice reform initiatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dFimSF4qLg