Thursday, August 15, 2013

Prison reform gets a big boost

Prison reform gets a big boost: "At its annual conference in Maryland, members of the American Correctional Association adopted a resolution addressing the need to step back from a penal code that regularly forces federal and state judges to hand down harsh sentences for nonviolent crimes. 'ACA’s members know from long and first-hand experience that crowding within correctional systems increases violence, threatens overall security within a facility, and hampers rehabilitation efforts,' ACA president and Mississippi Department of Corrections commissioner Chris Epps said in a statement."