Discussion of the Justice system is beginning. Discussion in the room:
Many committed of a crime are minorities, making it very tough to move forward. From a course at Austin Community College, many of those who go to prison go there because of a lack of ability to hire decent counsel. Money plays a huge role in our justice system: how much justice can you afford?
Rehabilitation only works with education. If commit a felony, can’t go to college on financial aid, and likely can’t afford it otherwise. People are not being reformed.
Focus is on incarceration, not rehabilitation. No money flowing into prevention. Many latchkey kids