Is Prison Reform a Lost Cause?

VIDEO: Dr. Christopher DiCarlo Examines the State of Incarceration

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Slammer. Con college. Big house.

Over the years, the nicknames have changed, but has anything else?

Dr. Christopher DiCarlo takes us behind bars to explain the fundamentals, like the difference between jail and prison (no, they aren’t the same), as well as inmate mental health, recidivism rates, and more. How much do we really spend on prisons, and are we getting our money’s worth? Can we really call it “corrections” if nothing gets fixed and no one gets rehabilitated?

And what in the name of Martha Stewart can we do to make it better?

As Fyodor Dostoevsky said, “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” So, enter if you dare, and watch the video below.

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