I listened to this episode of “State of the Re:Union” today titled “American Justice.” It’s a critical look at the US justice system and how it falls short on so many levels. According to the podcast’s introduction:
“The United States has the world’s largest prison population. In 2012, there were 2.3 million people in American prisons or jails – and even more under some kind of “correctional supervision.” In fact, if you added up all the people in America in prison, on probation, or on parole, it’d total about 6 million – just a little smaller than the population of New York City. The system is vast, but how well is it working? In this episode, we explore how a few communities across the country have responded creatively to problems with police, courts, and prisons.”
That is very sobering, to say the least.
I’ve embedded the podcast below, but you can also listen and download it by clicking here.
René F. Najera, DrPH
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