How do we break the country’s love affair with incarceration? Prison reform is a growing interest for both Democrats and Republicans now – but how much common ground is there? Is there a bridge between Republicans wanting to spend less money and Democrats wanting better care and less incarceration? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Lauren-Brooke Eisen from the Brennan Center on bipartisanship in prison reform.
It’s widely agreed upon that crime rates in the U.S. have fallen drastically over the last quarter century. Not so agreed upon are the possible reasons for the trend. A new report from NYU Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice seeks to shed some light on the topic. Lauren-Brooke Eisen, one of the authors of the report, […]