This week on The Local Take I speak with Andrea Young, Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia. The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a Smart Justice campaign to End Mass Incarceration. Andrea Young explains that one way to do so is by voting.
Ms. Young shares that Georgia is #4 in the number of citizens incarcerated in the country and #1 with the number of citizens involved in the criminal justice system (parole, probation). Our state is spending $1Billion a year to house prisoners.