In light of the recent California prison riot that ravaged a prison and injured 175 inmates, when a fight broke out between Hispanic and Black gangs, at what point does prison reform become a priority in this country?
Sure, it’s bundled up with the slow overhaul of the justice system (think drug law reform), and many, many other factors to numerous to list here. But still. America has been far to willing to roll with the industrial-prison complex even when it’s proven to be an ineffective rehabilitation tool.
“The current design of prison systems don’t work,” said criminal justice expert Joel Dvoskin, PhD, of the University of Arizona. “Overly punitive approaches used on violent, angry criminals only provide a breeding ground for more anger and more violence.”