Our prison-industrial complex is a disgrace. The for-profit prison system benefits from recidivism and prioritizes cost-cutting measures that often violate human rights. There’s also a huge racial disparity in our criminal justice system that perpetuates the cycle of injustice.
I will work to ban private, for-profit prisons in Michigan, and advocate for rehabilitative measures that help to keep people out of the incarceration cycle. The practice of outsourcing prison services (medical, guards) to private contractors must be regulated and limited. I also support banning mandatory minimums, and raising the age that a child can be tried as an adult.