Our Own Agenda :: Criminal Justice
|President Barack Obama faces huge challenges as he takes office. But he's got one asset that is rarely mentioned. Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to foreign policy. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda a majority supports—whether we vote red, blue, or some other political color. |
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Believe attacking social problems is a better cure for crime than more law enforcement.
Support rehabilitation rather than a “punishment-only” system.
Say job training is “very important” for reintegrating people leaving prison. 79% say drug treatment is very important.
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|Sarah van Gelder wrote this article as part of Purple America, the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine. Research by Noah Grant. Sarah is executive editor and Noah is editorial assistant at YES! Magazine.|
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