Prison Recovery Network Blog:The state of Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

  This video briefly summarizes the scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., the lack of robust reentry solutions, and the devastating effects on the prisoners and their families.Mass incarceration is a major problem and we make no excuses for anyone’s criminal behavior, but pose the ...

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Irony of marijuana legalization and mass incarceration in the U.S.

  Marijuana legalization is the most in trending talk and My father, Robert Platshorn, spent nearly three decades in prison for selling marijuana. Admittedly, it was a lot of pot; if not the 300 tons the Drug enforcement administration or Janet Reno claimed it was. At the time of his release in 2008 he was the longest serving prisoner in the federal system for a marijuana related offense. This is not a discussion of the merits or dangers of marijuana, but of the current trends around marijuana legalization. The impact of law enforcement activity related to the ...

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