Prison overcrowding is a social phenomenon occurring when the demand for space in prisons in a jurisdiction exceeds the capacity for prisoners. The First Step Act of 2018 passed overwhelmingly in both houses of Congress and was signed by President Trump. Within the first year of enactment, more than 3,000 federal prisoners were released based on changes to the good-time credits calculation formula under the First Step Act, and more than 2,000 inmates benefited from sentence reductions.
Yes but only certain instances. A no violent drug dealer that's let out will go back to poisoning our community again, if they are let out with slaps on the wrist they will continue to prey on the addiction of others. The sentiment that a non violent drug offender should be let out is the wrong way to look at things.
Ideally, no, but I would be mostly fine with it, as long as we increase funding to offer education & skill building services for prisoners that operate in and outside of prison and monitor such individuals closely.
Depends on the non-violent crime. All drug possessions should be released and placed in AA programs. Theft may be released on a reparations payments program to reimburse victims. And all need support in becoming productive members of society. Can’t just release and return them to prison.
Locking up non-dangerous/low-danger offenders should be avoided wherever possible, for reasons beyond overcrowding. On another note, dubbing crimes "violent" or "non-violent" does not always correlate to how harmful the crime was, and should not be used as the only metric.
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