“Why do you care so much about incarcerated people? They did something BAD and deserve the punishment. Shouldn’t you be focusing on good people that need help instead?”
It’s a FAIR question and I’m sure others have the same thoughts, So here’s my response:
As humans…we all mess up. If you’ve ever had a couple beers or cocktails and drove, you were one chance away from prison yourself. One guy KILLED his own brother driving back from the bar when a deer jumped out in front of them and he got double digits in years in prison and the anguish of killing his brother.
I believe there are people that ABSOLUTELY belong in prison. They have some serious mental illness concerns and may never be a good candidate to be in society. But that’s honestly a small percentage of folks incarcerated.
-People to have the ability to find WORK after paying their debt to society instead of being blacklisted for life
-People to have the ability to LIVE somewhere after paying their debt to society instead of being blacklisted for life
-Being FAIR TO ALL without discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.
-Reevaluation of unfair, lengthy sentences (One guy, with a drug addiction, got 32 dollars for telling a store clerk he had a gun in his pocket and wanted cash in the drawer. He got 30 years)