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The Future of Incarceration

May 15, 2019

"Prison Bound"
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With the highest imprisonment rate in the world, the United States is long overdue to address the issue of mass incarceration. With 2.2 million people behind bars in this country, what have been the effects? Has our prison system worked? We’re looking to examples in Europe to learn more. Many European models focus on rehabilitation rather than retribution. While some here in the U.S. remain skeptical about the European method of incarceration, many are beginning to implement changes and programs that take best practices from European countries and apply them here in the U.S.

Guests on this episode include:

Nick Turner, President, Vera Institute of Justice, Reimagining Prison.

Deanna Hoskins, CEO and President of Just Leadership USA. 

Andrea Cantora, associate professor at the University of Baltimore and the director of the University’s Second Chance College Program offered at Jessup Correctional Institution.