Poll suggests public favors rehabilitation to jail
MacArthur, RTI, Zogby, Safety and Justice Challeng
Mar 16, 2017

A new poll conducted by Zogby and RTI International and released by the MacArthur Foundation on Thursday, found that the public widely favors alternatives to jail. Out of 3,007 people surveyed across the country, 62 percent of respondents support rehabilitation for nonviolent offenders instead of locking them up to prevent future crimes or using jail as a form of punishment. About 75 percent preferred rehabilitation for nonviolent offenders with mental illness.

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