There are various assumptions underlying policies which incarcerate people, several of which are grounded the idea that incarceration enhances security. These three decarceration pieces argue the opposite view, in different ways. In the discussion below, indicate which of these views is the most convincing, and why.
- Regardless of COVID-19: Opinion | My cousin had his best year fighting fires as an inmate. But the system failed him. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-great-wrong-of-californias-inmate-firefighting-program/2020/08/26/ef41809a-e7bc-11ea-970a-64c73a1c2392_story.html (Links to an external site.)
- In the era of COVID-19:
- https://www.cato.org/blog/decarceration-face-pandemic (Links to an external site.)