“Keeping people locked up forever does not promote public safety in any way. People are coming out so damaged because it’s so damaging to be in prison — so you’re creating problems that did not [previously] exist. Mental health problems, in particular, develop in prison.”
A solution that could improve the brutal climate of prisons is implementing meditational therapy and yoga into inmates’ daily schedules. Through these sessions, someone would promote positivity and a healthy, motivated mindset. Some prisons already do this to a certain extent.