“Looking Back to See the Future of Prison Downsizing in America,” Dr. Joan Petersilia

Recent declines in U.S. prison populations have caused many reformers to suggest that America’s experiment with mass incarceration is ending. However, in this National Institute of Justice Keynote Address delivered June 19th in Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Joan Petersilia warned that current prison downsizing policies may backfire if we fail to heed the lessons learned from the intermediate sanctions movement of the 1990s. To watch this video, click here.