American prisons house more than 1.5 million individuals, an increase of more than 390 percent since 1978.
Achieving these goals through prison reform usually falls within two broad categories.
First, ensuring access to programs which help individuals gain knowledge, skills, job training, and positive values during their period of incarceration.
Prison reform is focused on ensuring public safety and restoration for those impacted by crime through the creation of a constructive culture within our prison system.
These reforms seek to alter the circumstances of incarceration in ways that allow the system to model and incentivize the attitudes, behaviors, and lifestyles conducive to personal responsibility and self-control.