This is largely a data-driven blog written by data scientist Julia Piaskowki (me). I have not been formerly incarcerated, but like many, I have friends and family whose lives have been greatly impacted by mass incarceration. Sadly, my experience has shown me that prisons are destructive institutions that engender violence, victimize inmates and do little, if anything, to address harm or make communities safer.
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