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Biden takes one small step for prison reform

Biden takes one small step for prison reform

Some see missed opportunities in private partnerships
The legislature supports drastic changes to suspect’s interactions with courts and officers
Criminal justice efforts that legalize drugs have mixed results
The pandemic builds momentum for lifting the wage floor

A lack of planning and cooperation made a mess of zero tolerance
Prison reform advocates celebrate the change
Lisa Montgomery committed—and was the victim of—heinous crime
Scholars suggest changes to make sure money goes where it’s needed most
Some question the wisdom of the change as civil unrest escalates
States debate the ethics of giving inmates COVID-19 immunizations before others