Families Against Mandatory Minimums releases national criminal justice survey

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) has released what it calls the “first-ever national poll on prison oversight.” Survey results show that nearly three-quarters of Americans support reforming the nation’s criminal justice system and 82% of the public agree that states and the federal government should have a system of independent oversight for their prisons.

Further from FAMM: “Wide majorities across political parties told us they think oversight is important to cut down on waste, fraud, and abuse in prisons; to make sure our elected leaders are aware of the problems that need to be fixed; and to make sure incarcerated people and correctional officers are kept safe. Even people without family or friends in prison agree that there are good reasons to have independent investigations and inspections.”

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