Private prisons should not exist. If our justice system’s top priority is truly to reform convicts and reduce recidivism, there can be no financial incentive for incarceration. We need to make sure former inmates are given the proper resources they need to become productive citizens once released.
Police Violence: Police work for us, not the other way around. If they can’t maintain a calm, dispassionate, and professional attitude in their dangerous line of work they need to find a new one. The only way to root out oppression in our nation’s law enforcement communities is to aggressively enforce a culture of accountability from cops on the beat all the way up to the Attorney General of the United States.
Reducing Prison Populations: If we want to reform our communities we need to work with them, not against them. The War on Drugs and other mass incarceration campaigns of the 1990s have devastated poor and minority communities while shielding white collar criminals. We need comprehensive reform in order to finally earn justice for those Americans who need it most.