Friday, October 11, 2019
Kansas City Public Radio Seyz Missouri & Kansas Must Take 'German Approach' To Reduce Rising Prison Population
Or . . . Don't spend Oktoberfest in jail!!!
Of course, hottie Jordan is the first inspiring thought that comes to mind when thinking about Germany . . . But other people aren't so optimistic . . .
For many Americans, WWII still plays an active part in the pop culture imagination . . . It was was more than a half century ago but possibly represents the apex of American moral clarity.
Nevertheless, here's more current look at Euro efforts at reform all the way around . . .
KCUR: What Kansas And Missouri Can Learn From Germany About Keeping People Out Of Prison
Check just a bit of hopeful branding . . .
For people seeking solutions, the German approach offers numerous strategies that have dramatically lowered that country’s incarceration rates. It’s become a model for other countries to study.
“If we are successful in our treatment programs, it means we can reach the prisoner and he is prepared for the day after the release,” said Axel Briemle, an expert who spent years in administration in Berlin’s largest prison. “Everybody who does not return is a success story.”
Germany’s corrections system costs less per capita than America’s but gets better outcomes. It provides extensive training and decent pay for guards, dignified jail facilities, and a focus on rehabilitation and vocational opportunity so inmates have a new lease on life.
You decide . . .