Assistant ‘Politics and AdJeff Smithvocacy’ professor, former Missouri state senator and author of the new book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison Jeff Smith discussed prison reform and his own personal experience in the prison system on the Allman Report:

“I chronicled [the] tremendous waste of human potential that is our prison system and thought about ways it could be more effective in eventually reducing recidivism. Unfortunately, almost everything that happens in prison seems as if it’s designed to ensure that people recidivate […] What we’re doing clearly isn’t working if two out of three people are re-offending. ” Watch the interview here.

You can attend Professor Smith’s book launch on September 10 at the New School by RSVPing here.