I am hyperventilating--IN NORWAY.
I would love for someone to visit Rikers Island and claim it has beneficial effects for mental health. And I want to be very clear that I am not critiquing the underlying paper, as I have a firm stance on not critiquing students/JMCs publicly.
Yes if you use incarceration as an opportunity to connect someone who has gone off track to services and tratment, it could be beneficial. If your incarceration system has been designed to perpetuate the slave state and punish above all else, then no.
"We’ve long had the data to demonstrate that no, in fact, when it comes to the well-being of people who are detained by the state, incarceration itself puts their lives at risk....What does it mean to practice medicine in death-making institutions?"
inquest.org/treating-unfre…
This graph shows incarceration rates by country per 100,000. Notice anything about the US??? Might that suggest the criminal justice system serves a different function in our country? Norway is to the far left--you have to click to see it. Incarceration rates by country-- Norway has less than 100 pe
I really wish everyone in our profession had attended this session:
And of course read @WSpriggs's open letter: minneapolisfed.org/~/media/assets…
See below thread for a paper by Feigenberg+ @conradcmiller that explains the enormous disparity in incarceration between the US and other OECD countries. Racial heterogeneity has a CAUSAL impact on the choice of a punitive criminal justice system in US.

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