Ban the Box eliminates barriers between employers and qualified candidates. It's a good start to help people reenter society. But an unintended consequence reiterates the need to also tackle a more pervasive problem: racial discrimination.
The Reverse Mass Incarceration Act would help reign in state prison populations while reducing vast racial disparities in the system and ensuring hard-earned public safety gains over the past quarter-century are not lost.
Mass incarceration is a racial justice issue — and an economic one, too. But it also poses a growing threat to women and families. Today, there are 1.2 million women behind bars, or on probation or parole — 730 percent more than in 1980.