Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair
by Danielle Sered
Sociologists tend to agree that the threat of harsh prison conditions or lengthy sentences doesn’t act as a deterrent to crime. Studies are particularly decisive on the issue of juvenile crime, showing that prisons effectively serve as “schools” in which young people become criminals. In many states, up to 80 percent will be rearrested within three years of getting out of jail. What would a world with a vastly reduced reliance on prisons and police look like?