Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison
Adam Rifkin stashed this in @iamjohnoliver
"A simple first step would be to reevaluate which offenses are prison worthy and which ones are not. Drug offenses should almost never result in prison. The Netherlands turns to drug rehab and therapy, first, before prison is even considered."
Why was that not considered an option here??
Our political system is as broken as our prison system.
Broken systems seem good at resisting change.
America with 2 million prisoners means we have more prisoners than China.
It has expanded eight-food since 1970.