I have a guilty pleasure called Quora. Their mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. They want to connect the people who have knowledge to the people who need it, to bring together people with different perspectives so they can understand each other better, and to empower everyone to share their knowledge for the benefit of the rest of the world. https://www.quora.com/about
When you visit the site, be warned. The questions and the answers are very compelling and seductive. I tend to answer questions about prison. . .and there are a lot of them. So many that I decided to post some of them on this page on my blog.
Prison is a hot and bipartisan topic. We are the Incarceration Nation and our incarceration rates per capita are higher than Russia OR China. In American 1 in 28 children has a parent in prison. In America every 26 seconds a child drops out of school. In America 1 in 3 people has a criminal record. How is this acceptable in America?
Don’t be fooled into thinking it can’t happen to you. Trust me, it can. We are criminalizing everything, mental illness, addiction, race, poverty and domestic violence. We are parenting by cop. We are on very dangerous ground. I hope some of my answers will help raise your awareness for this complex issue. And if you have other questions, don’t ask them here. Please go to Quora to ask them. That way you won’t just get my answer, you can get dozens of answers from all over the world. It’s pretty exciting.