Explain the rationale of a reduction in incarceration in the United States
considering what the ramifications of incarceration reform might be,
communities must examine the potential consequences, both positive and
negative, of reducing jail time. Communities must be careful in their
examination no matter what substitutes are proposed for the
incarceration process or how good those substitutes may sound.
In your opinion, what is the most important reason to reduce U.S. incarceration, and why?
Which reason to support reduced incarceration seems the least significant to you, and why?
Should offenders’ roles as parents be taken into account when
considering whether they should be incarcerated or whether their
sentences should be reduced? Why or why not?