Why we should spend more on public health and less on jails and prisons.

Erica Bryant Associate Director of Writing

Oct 17, 2023 Gaping holes in the social safety net and health care systems leave many without access to health care and housing in the United States. Yet, too often, people in need of these resources end up in jail and prison instead.Criminalizing people who have health care and housing needs is counterproductive, harmful, and wasteful. People facing these challenges are disproportionately incarcerated and could be better served by systems designed to aid rather than punish. People experiencing mental health […]

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