Judges are forced to abide by mandatory prison sentences under the RICO act. The result is many non-violent offenders are serving long sentences with little hope of early release. As a volunteer Chaplain I visit with men who are in a vicious cycle of drug use and incarceration. The resources and money that is necessary to maintain a prisoner and a jail state prison or federal prison could surely be used in a different way to rehabilitate and help them towards a life that’s crime-free The time for prison reform is now.
I went from cornerback for the LA Rams to a long prison sentence. Here’s what I’ve learned about reform