Editorial: Jailing not always smart justice

Editorial Published in The Spokesman Review on October 25, 2015


“It’s not unusual to hear social justice advocates and defense attorneys call for criminal justice reform, but on Wednesday more than 130 prominent prosecutors and police officials from around the country joined the movement.

“This group, called Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, pinpointed its concerns in a USA Today op-ed, writing, ‘Our experience and research show that good crime control policy is not about locking up everyone. It’s about locking up the right people.'”

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