The era of mass incarceration is ending in California. We are sentencing fewer people to prison, prison sentences are getting shorter, and those who are released from prison are increasingly less likely to return for violating conditions of their paroles. Whether you think these changes are for the better or not, they are happening, and they provide us with two staggering challenges that if met—with vigor, with empathy, and with practicality—will make California a safer and more humane place for all.
The End of Mass Incarceration in California: What comes next?
Jason S. Sexton is a lecturer in the honors program of California State University, Fullerton, and a visiting fellow in the public theology program at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Religion. He is the editor of Boom.
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Eve Bachrach, Jason S. Sexton; The End of Mass Incarceration in California: What comes next?. Boom 1 June 2016; 6 (2): 4–7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.4
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