How Community Supervision Produces ‘Perpetual Criminalization’
Arthur Rizer, a former police officer and law professor at George Mason University who heads the nonpartisan think tank R Street Institute, said community supervision should support individuals released from detention rather than supervise them.
“If you want to end mass incarceration, you really have to do something about the way community supervision works in this country because it is a mass driver,” he said.
He said we need to change the culture of policing so that they are helpers rather than enforcers.
“When I was a police officer, I never once thought about the actual ramifications on that person’s life when I popped them for parole and it’s easy to do as a cop,” Rizer said.