Black and Hispanic citizens make up 30% of our national population but 60% of prison population. We cannot continue to imprison generations of our black and Hispanic communities. This is not only the right moral position but the right financial position as well. The cost of educating a child so they can become a productive citizen is far less than the cost of imprisoning an adult who was never given a chance. Prisons need to be more like schools and, for many of our communities, schools need to be less like prisons. While convicted criminals owe society the time that they serve, we owe it to ourselves to invest in their rehabilitation and jobs for them to start over with their new skills.

I agree with Ryan!