State of Incarceration

State of Incarceration asks if crime rates are so low, why are we spending so much more money on criminal justice?

Canadian crime rates are at a 42-year low yet our federal government is spending billions of dollars to get tough on crime. Meanwhile in America, there is a push for fewer prisons and less people in them. In State of Incarceration we speak to prisoners, ex-cons, politicians, criminologists, wardens, cops, community activists and take viewers inside prisons in the U.S. and Canada, to see what rehabilitation methods work and which ones don’t.


Director Andrew Gregg

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