Can We Learn from Germany?

“We cannot see the sense in just locking people up for their whole life.”

Few nations punish criminals more harshly than America does, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Germany, for example, focuses far more on the rehabilitation of its offenders than on their punishment, and the result there is a stunning contrast to our system of crime and punishment. The Marshall project urges people to watch a group of American politicians, corrections officials and criminal justice advocates get a first-hand view of Germany’s approach to incarceration.

For more:  CBS News/60 Minutes


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