A Task Force Just Explained How to Cut the US Federal Prison Population
January 26, 2016

“Two years ago, the United States Congress appointed a bipartisan panel, the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, to develop practical, data-driven ideas for enhancing public safety and creating a more just and efficient prison system. That it was named after Colson was no mistake: An evangelical who worked tirelessly on behalf of inmates after his own time behind bars stemming from the Watergate scandal, Colson created an organization called Prison Fellowship based on his “vision of a criminal justice system centered on accountability and redemption,” as Craig DeRoche, the group’s president, said in 2014.”

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