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“According to new polling data from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, only 18 percent of Americans believe the role of jails for people who receive convictions should be to punish a third say the role of jails should be to prevent people from committing future crimes through treatment or rehabilitation.”

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“Haskell’s 9+ policy went into effect in January 2016. It says that for chronic offenders with nine or more felonies, deputy prosecutors won’t consider any plea deals; in turn, they will ask for the maximum jail time and cannot offer therapeutic courts, such as drug court or the local mental health court, without approval from […]

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