The Gist: John Pfaff on prisoner rehabilitation, and Mike solves America’s problems.

Can We Solve Our Prison Problem by Only Attacking the Incarceration of Drug Offenders?

Can We Solve Our Prison Problem by Only Attacking the Incarceration of Drug Offenders?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 3 2015 6:18 PM

Prisoner Rehabilitation Is Not That Easy

Americans consistently say in surveys that they favor prisoner rehabilitation. Why won’t more politicians embrace it?

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Listen to Episode 370 of Slate’s The Gist:

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When thinking about America’s prison problem, at some point we’re going to have to begin asking how we’re going to treat violent offenders differently. On The Gist, Fordham law professor John Pfaff joins us for the rest of our extended interview. Listen back to Monday’s Gist to hear the first part of our short series. For the Spiel, Mike solves more of America’s problems.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.