Business Community Taking on Corrections Reform
The Pew Center on the States recently released a short report highlighting reasons why the business community is getting involved in state level corrections reform. (Here's a hint, prisons are expensive and state budgets are in trouble.) ACCE Chair David Adkisson, CEO of the Kentucky Chamber, is one of the featured interviews. Our friends at the Michigan Chamber and Chicago Metropolis 2020 are also interviewed.
Click to download Right-Sizing Prisons: Business Leaders Make the Case for Corrections Reform.
The report is part of the Pew Center's Initiative on Public Safety Performance. If you are interested in learning more about smart cuts to prison spending, you should check out the initiative's thoroughly researched, practitioner-oriented reports such as One in 100: Behind Bars in America, which chronicles the swelling prison population and the unsustainable impact it is having on state budgets.
If you want even more, check out this policy agenda for corrections reform from the Detroit Regional Chamber: Download Detroit - Corrections Reform Summary
Also, this is not the first time we've discussed Corrections Reform on this blog. In case you missed it, check out this post from back in August: The Cost of Prisons