Reinstituting programs that allow prison inmates to be released early for good behavior is a cost-effective and safe way to reduce prison populations and decrease the likelihood that former inmates will commit more crimes once released, says Marquette University Law Professor Michael O'Hear.
Read his article, “Let the Good Time Roll: Early Release for Good Behavior in Prison.”
In this follow-up video, O'Hear discusses how a transformative experience at a Wisconsin prison convinced him of the need for a constructive early release program for inmates. He discusses his background on the topic and why 'good time' for prisoners matters.
View the video, “Why 'Good Time' Matters: The Need to Transform Prisoners.”