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Both Sides of the Bars: 5 Ways to Improve Public Safety Without Over-Policing and Mass Carceration

ProducerKhalil Cumberbatch
DescriptionWith 2023 marking 50 years of mass incarceration in the U.S. -- the prison population has expanded by 500% since 1973 -- there is a clear need to reimagine the country's public safety infrastructure, according to a new report by The Sentencing Project (TSP) which advocates for effective and humane responses to crime. The report describes five social interventions that, research shows, are more effective at reducing crime and improving public safety, more cost-effective, and more equitable than punitive responses that rely on over-policing and mass incarceration. Today's guest is Liz Komar, the report's author and the sentencing reform counsel at TSP. "This country has a powerful opportunity to expand on programs that improve safety while scaling back incarceration," she says.
DateNovember 20, 2023
CategoryNews/Public Affairs