David Garcia on Crime
Prisons are costly substitute for mental health treatment
Under Ducey's failed leadership, Arizona has risen to 4th highest in mass incarceration in the nation. Mass incarceration is a tremendous social and financial drain on our communities. Arizona's jails and prisons have become an inefficient and costly
substitute for addiction and mental health treatment; and money that could go to public education, healthcare, and community-oriented crime prevention instead goes to prop up a failing prison system.
Arizona's corrections system is in shambles.
The recidivism rate has risen to an all-time high of 50%. Incarceration of women is on the rise, with the majority of women behind bars for non-violent, low-level drug offenses. We cannot continue to waste money--and lives--propping up
this failed system.
We aren't going to build a better future for our state by tearing families apart with counterproductive--and costly--prison sentences. Investments in early childhood education can lead to reduced incarceration later in life.
Source: 2018 Arizona Gubernatorial campaign website dg4az.com
, Mar 21, 2018
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