Restorative justice is the new hotness and getting cons out of jail has earned a great deal of support from both sides of the aisle. Even Prez Trump has championed some reforms with encouragement from Kim Kardashian.
Accordingly, here's a glimpse at local election time efforts to offer a path out of the prison system rather than just relying on the revolving door . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - About 60 non-violent offenders in Jackson County will have the chance to start fresh and avoid serving time in jail through a new diversion program called NewStart 2020. The efforts, which were led by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, will wipe out the felony arrest for chosen people if they complete the program.