New Video kicks off campaign to challenge the US prison system
The following information is re-posted from Brave New Films.
Think about this. The United States is spending over $200 billion a year on a justice system that locks up more people than any country on earth. We have more prisoners than China. More than Russia. More than anyone. This colossal system is hitting our communities with staggering financial and human costs.
That’s why we’re launching a major new campaign here at Brave New Foundation — like Koch Brothers Exposed, Rethink Afghanistan, Walmart, Outfoxed, and others we’ve done. This campaign is called Beyond Bars. It aims to change Americans’ thinking and inspire action through short videos and shareable graphics exposing the U.S. system of mass incarceration.
This system is a beast — gobbling up resources that should be going to communities. WATCH THE VIDEO.
Beyond Bars will investigate corporations that profit off incarceration and politicians that use “tough on crime” rhetoric to scare voters. But we won’t just expose the negative; we’ll also show better ways to achieve public safety: things like prevention, rehabilitation, and job opportunity. Such solutions would save untold billions of dollars every year while making communities safer.