We believe that the above information and the data from many studies showing dramatic risk reduction with increased age, gives the DOC a mandate to change present PAC rules to eliminate the power of the parole commission to use overly subjective criteria. With the addition to the hearing of advocates and other testimony from those who know the prisoner and can testify pro and con, the parole deciders will have the broad view needed to accurately and fairly assess the inmate’s readiness and the rehabilitated prisoners will be released to society where they belong.
4) AS human being why should I care?
Big questions, we will start with some studies, will continue the discussion later
1)The moral & financial crisis caused by incarcerating too long
|At America's Expense: the mass incarceration of the Elderly1212 in depth study click to view|
Human Right Watch, HRW Old in Prison, 2012 study
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b) Devastated communities among minorities and the poor caused by overincarceration and targeting of minorities
Black Imprisonment, a study by UWM/click to view
evolution of a stuck system was no accident. View report on pdf file:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/evolution-of-a-stuck-system-no-accident.pdf
the story of Governor Thompson, 1994 And 21 billion in federal dollars.
We went from 7000 to 22 thousand prisoners and almost total corruption stems from that .
historic documents Tommy Thompson's memo 1994
US Department of Justice to the then secretary of DOC