True safety, security, may lie in spending money other ways.
As American schools close, healthcare is cut, and public services are eliminated, a number of grassroots campaigns are challenging the billions spent on an expanding prison system. As the divide between rich and poor has grown in recent decades, so have the number of mainly poor prisoners, according to Isaac Lev Szmonko, Dan Berger and Layne Mullett of Truthout. Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) and Decarcerate PA are asking if decades of mass incarceration and austerity have led to more violence and insecurity, what would a safe community look like?StraightGoods.ca
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