The New York Times’ editorial this past Sunday (End Mass Incarceration Now) demonstrates the focus and attention that is finally being given to the problems of incarceration in the US.

What is supposed to be the most democratic country in the world does not treat its citizens fairly. ¬†Incarceration not only has become a human rights issue; it is a civil rights issue as well–close to 70% of those incarcerated are persons of color. More