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YouthZone Column: We Must Support Restorative Practices

YouthZone Column: We Must Support Restorative Practices

In 2016 alone the “Land of The Free,” a nation that represents only 4.4 percent of the world’s population, housed nearly 2.3 million of its citizens in federal, state and private-run detention centers. Out of 323.1 million total Americans, this may seem like a small number, but this statistic lacks proper context. To illustrate what 2.3 million really looks like, imagine if 1 out of every 2 Coloradans were locked away, and we arrive at a rough comparison to our nation’s incarceration rate.