RT Vol XV: CH 8
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker® Vol XV: Non Profits: Strategies for Effective Management


Summary

Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside a prison or implement alternatives to incarceration. The purpose of this study is to think beyond what you have read or heard about prison reform. Some questions relating to prison reform have answers and for some the right questions have yet to evolve. How do we reduce the rate of recidivism among women knowing there is a large disparity between women and men regarding socioeconomic status? Has the mass incarceration rate decreased over the years for both men and women? Is the criminal justice system responsive to the needs of women? How does each state contribute to the overall reduction of recidivism? What is our role in contributing to the safety and overall growth of our communities? Which organizations are assisting incarcerated women and children to become successful families? The research conducted is to inform the reader of the disparities that exist in prison, lack of resources available to incarcerated women and families, and a criminal justice system that does not seek to help solve the underlying issue many women have prior to incarceration.
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