Our nation can’t thrive when it’s locking up more people than any other country in the world. Harsh sentences for non-violent offenses are breaking up families and taking away people’s basic rights. And this disproportionately affects poor people and communities of color, which makes racism and classism worse.
Solutions such as rehabilitation, violence reduction, and increasing job opportunities have proved to be cheaper for taxpayers than continuing to imprison people in mass numbers — and yet those programs are not expanding at the rate of prisons.
Brave New Films works with local and national justice organizations to reform the laws and industries that are denying American citizens their basic rights and opportunity to thrive in the supposed “land of the free.” Check it out.