People in prisons have to view tight state budgets as opportunity for reform
The Kansas City Star
People in prison should be happy over the budget crisis in Kansas and Missouri.
It means that those two states and a lot of others in the U.S. can’t afford to keep inmates behind bars. Finally, states and the federal government are starting to look at programs other than incarceration to reform people who commit offenses.
Prison populations nationwide have mushroomed in the United States in the last 25 years. State officials are looking at reforms to bring the number of people incarcerated down while maintaining a high level of public safety, The Kansas City Star reports.
Better funding for education would help. Making that happen in a lot of states these days would be radical.
But these are times that call for radical measures, and that doesn’t mean more tax cuts.