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RUNNING HEAD: The Sentencing Project1The Sentencing ProjectSala TipeniCRJS 8381: Program EvaluationProfessor Anthony FlemingApril 5th, 2020
RUNNING HEAD: The Sentencing Project2Public opinion states that for every person of color, there is a mass incarceration trend that involves them. Therefore, if such trend continues, 1 of every 3 African American males that are born now can expect to be imprisoned in their lifetime, in addition to 1 of every 6 Latinos, whereas it’s 1 in 17 white males (Strickland, 2010). This shows that recent trends assume that compared to white males, people of color and Latinos are guaranteed to go to jail. Policy makers should be focusing on adopting or perfecting practices that allows the continuous incarceration of people that would otherwise succeed in rehabilitation programs. In doing so, they are contributing to the decrease of mass incarceration, especially promoting publicsafety. Jail or imprisonment should be made for people who commit heinous and violent crimes, rather than those who commit non-violent crimes, such as theft or drug abuse. Although serious,