True public safety will come about only when we as a country commit to providing all young people with opportunities to lead satisfying lives, said someone responding to a proposal for prison reform.

The original oped piece was by Richard A. Viguerie, the chairman of and the author of “Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.” 

Most who try to change ‘The New Jim Crow’ will agree with many of his statements, as  The current system often turns out prisoners who are more harmful to society than when they went in, so prison and re-entry reform are issues of public safety as well.