the corrections project pamphlets
Issues #11 thru 20
Issue #11: Corrections • Collateral Consequences
Collateral consequences are legal and regulatory sanctions and restrictions that limit or prohibit people with criminal records from accessing employment, occupational licensing, housing, voting, education, and other opportunities.
There are also the private, personal, familial effects.
Issue #12: Corrections • The Power of District Attorneys
"They can choose how harshly to go after someone, how lenient to go after someone,”...
“They have tremendous power in that respect.”
Issue #13: Corrections • The Criminalization of Mental Illness
“We lock up people with mental health problems when we should really be treating these people in the community."
“In the absence of that, prisons and jails become de facto treatment centers.”
Issue #14: Corrections & Restorative Justice
Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behaviour. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all the stakeholders.
Issue #15: Corrections & The Criminalization of Poverty
"When people are experiencing poverty, homelessness, and other economic crises, they want what we all want: to be met with support, respect and compassion."
Issue #16: Corrections & The Criminalization of Gender.
"The treatment of women in our criminal justice system, and the large-scale abandonment of children that it generates, are serious issues for all of us to contend with as we think about the role of women in today's society."
Issue #17: Corrections & The Criminalization of Gender.
"A tendency to criminalize or pathologize that which is unknown is characteristic of heteronormative cultures. This entry briefly discusses the association between gender nonconformity and criminal behavior, the intersectional nature of criminalizing gender nonconformity, and the cycle of discrimination and criminalization."
Issue #18: Corrections & The Cash Bail System
Black and brown defendants receive bail amounts that are twice as high as bail set for white defendants – and they are less likely to be able to afford it.
Issue #19: Corrections & Follow the Money
"....we find that the system of
mass incarceration costs
the government and families of
justice involved people
at least $182 billion
Issue #20: Corrections & Shifting the Priorities
Imagine spending $182 billion for the good of people? What if we chose well? What would we no longer support?