Judicial Reform - Incarceration vs. Rehabilitation.
I stand for judicial reform. I believe in rehabilitation vs incarceration. It cost taxpayers $60 a day to keep one person incarcerated. Missouri's prison system is running at 105 percent of capacity. 70% of inmates at WERDC are incarcerated for drugs. Opioid epidemic is real we need solutions not incarceration.
* Time to fix this system. Make these women productive members of society again.
Missouri's Incarceration Rate Highest for Women. 70% of women incarcerated at WERDCC are in there for drug offenses. According to the Council of State Governments Justice Center, Missouri's incarceration rate has increased in recent years and is well over the national average. Between 2010 and 2015, Missouri's incarceration rate increased by 4 percent and was eighth highest in the nation in 2015. The state can invest $189 million to treat offenders in the community for behavioral health problems or risk paying $485 million to build new prisons. Missouri's prison system is running at 105 percent of capacity.