Friday, August 7, 2015

What We Learned From German Prisons

...But for all the signs of progress, truly transformative change in the United States will require us to fundamentally rethink values. How do we move from a system whose core value is retribution to one that prioritizes accountability and rehabilitation? In Germany we saw a potential model: a system that is premised on the protection of human dignity and the idea that the aim of incarceration is to prepare prisoners to lead socially responsible lives, free of crime, upon release.

More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/opinion/what-we-learned-from-german-prisons.html

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