Re: Healthcare and the Death Sentence

The opioid crisis will not be solved by giving drug dealers death sentences, proposed as a partial solution by President Trump.  If people behaved well because of threat of punishment, we would not currently house 22% of the world’s jailed population. Our country is too invested in criminal justice and not invested enough in the hope, healthcare, and education programs that inspire people to take care of themselves or that help communities recognize that some are simply not up to caring for themselves. [Source for percent of jailed population: Wikipedia]

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