Study after study has proven that it is more costly to incarcerate a person than it is to educate them. We also know that education has a high correlation with all things good for society. Crime goes down, productivity goes up. Therefore, it just makes sense that in order to reduce crime we must change the value we place on education, provide more job training and retraining opportunities while also ensuring our justice system works swiftly, effectively and impartially under the law.
"We have a lot of laws on the books to deal with crime. I believe we should also focus on intervention programs in the criminal justice system to help pre-teens, teens and young adults and reformation programs for adults. I would support prison education, life skills and job development programs."