Is Mass Incarceration a Libertarian Issue?
Hey, so mass incarceration affects about 6 million Americans (2 million behind bars and 4 million on supervision). It costs the US about $80 billion a year and most states have a recidivism rate of 50 – 60 % meaning we are paying billions of dollars for a solution that works only half of the time within the first three years, and only 17% of the time within 9 years.
What would be the Libertarian solution? Incarcerating less people, more community (not government) intervention? I’d love to learn more about the perspective.
Also, if you’re interested in taking steps to end mass incarceration, you can follow legislation and get involved here.
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