1)US is 5% of world’s population. 25% of all incarcerated
2)More jailed just pretrial than ALL incarcerated in India
3)Quarter of China population. 1/2 million more in prison
-Jailed pretrial for misdemeanors. Nonviolent felonies. “Violent” felonies w/o injury
-Caged on technical (noncriminal) parole/probation violations
-Serving less than 1 yr term for lowlevel offenses
-Within the last 2 years of their sentences
-Older than 55 (read up on extraordinarily low recidivism)
-Younger than 16
-In ICE detention.
-With serious health conditions.
-Stop & frisk
-Executing warrants for misdemeanors & violations
-Arresting for “quality of life” offenses: Drug possession, marijuana, trespass (homelessness), petit theft, fare evasion, suspended licenses
-Decline to prosecute any quality of life crime, violation, or warrant for same if police still try to bring through.
-Consent to release/supervision on nearly everything.
-Advocate to lawmakers & governors to take broad sweeping decarceral action.
-Drop most requirements and conditions of community supervision. A set up for failure as it is & now a public health risk.
-Resource & enhance reentry support for those returning home
-Yea. What Leo said: