The New York Times ran an interesting opinion piece written by rapper Meek Mills. In it he makes a noteworthy suggestion.
“[I]f they’re serious about reducing mass incarceration and unnecessary government surveillance, they should introduce legislation that allows people on probation to earn a reduction in probation time for good behavior…
“The money saved from imprisoning fewer people could then be used for employment programs and mental health counseling that would equip the formerly incarcerated with the tools for reintegration into society.”
Read more… (NY Times)