These Programs Are Helping Fix A Broken U.S. Prison System

February 12, 2015 3:50 PM

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These Programs Are Helping Fix A Broken U.S. Prison System

Most experts would argue the U.S. prison system is in need of change, and a number of programs are tackling this challenge in cities nationwide.

A study by the Vera Institute of Justice released on Wednesday found that local and county jails across the country are being misused. Instead of holding people who are viewed as a flight risk or too dangerous to release while waiting for trial, jails have become filled with those who are too poor t...

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