Shining a Light Inside Prisons
From Arnold Ventures:
Arthur Rizer, director of criminal justice and civil liberties at the R Street Institute, says the only way to advance prison reform is to first address the inhumane conditions inside them.
“I believe as a great nation we have a responsibility to treat everyone with human dignity, and if we’re not treating people with human dignity, we are not only failing but we are doing things that are actually counter to everything that we claim to be,” Rizer said. “As a Christian man, we are supposed to ask ourselves what would Jesus do, and I find it very hard to believe that a man who was treated very poorly by the criminal justice system would be in favor of what we do now. And we can do better and we know we can do better. We have evidence of how to do it better and yet we don’t do it.”