Robbing the Scholastic Peter to Pay for the Incarcerated Paul: The Show-Me State Showing Its Mulishness (6)
By Jon Marc Taylor, Ph.D.
“New York’s success against crime over the past two decades,” observes Franklin Zimring, the author of The City that Became Safe: New York’s lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control, “has proved the wrong headedness of the ‘incapacitation or nothing’ strategy.”
Second: The next stage of reform needs to be action that substantially reduces correctional costs. A recent U.S. Senate survey of prison wardens from across the country revealed that half of their charges could be released tomorrow without jeopardizing public safety.