Right-Sizing Prisons: Business Leaders Make the Case for Corrections Reform

Source Organization: Pew Center on the States

01/08/2010 - Around the country, business leaders are advocating for public safety policies that control corrections costs, keep communities safe and ensure states have the workforce they need for a thriving economy.

The Public Safety Performance Project recently asked business leaders at the forefront of these efforts to participate in a question and answer session on their approach to working with policy makers on public safety issues.

They shared strategies for overcoming political challenges to reform and specific policy changes that are already yielding positive results in their states.

The business leaders featured were:

  • Dave Adkisson, president and CEO, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the board, American Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • Barney T. Bishop III, president and CEO, Associated Industries of Florida
  • Frank H. Beal,  executive director, Chicago Metropolis 2020; board member, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
  • James R. Holcomb, vice president for business advocacy and associate general counsel, Michigan Chamber of Commerce\
  • Erin Hubert, vice president and general managers, Entercom Radio; board chair, Citizens Crime Commission
Read the Q and A: Right-Sizing Prisons: Business Leaders Make the Case for Corrections Reform (Adobe PDF)

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