Half­way house good

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION / NEWS -

Ed­i­tor,

I ap­plaud the es­tab­lish­ment of a half­way house in Can­nons Creek ( KMN, July 17).

About 20 years ago the United States and Canada had sim­i­lar in­car­cer­a­tion rates. Sub­se­quent pol­icy changes in US of ‘‘lock ’em up’’ re­sulted in dra­matic in­creases in prison pop­u­la­tion.

Canada pur­sued a pol­icy of pro­vid­ing half­way houses and the present rel­a­tively-low prison pop­u­la­tion there is

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