Hard costs of lock-’em-up culture

This article reports on shattering data from the Pew Foundation that documents for the first time incarceration’s economic effects, with severe impacts life-long on the economic stability of families and whole communities. Unless society comes up with an alternative to lifetime punishment for those who make mistakes, the massive increase in US children who have a parent behind bars are doomed to a lifetime of failure, with huge costs to society down the line. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/hard-costs-of-lock-em-up-culture-104625199.html  The full report can be found at http://www.pewstates.org/research/reports/collateral-costs-85899373309