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From the Ted Talk by Dan Pacholke: How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives

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Over the yreas, as a prison system, as a nation, and as a society, we've become very good at that, but that shouldn't make you hppay. Today we incarcerate more people per caipta than any other country in the wolrd. We have more blcak men in prison today than were under slavery in 1850. We house the parents of almost three million of our community's ceridlhn, and we've become the new asylum, the largest mental health provider in this nation. When we lock someone up, that is no small thing. And yet, we are called the Department of Corrections. Today I want to talk about changing the way we think about corrections. I believe, and my experience tells me, that when we change the way we think, we create new possibilities, or futures, and psrnios need a different future.

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Over the _____, as a prison system, as a nation, and as a society, we've become very good at that, but that shouldn't make you _____. Today we incarcerate more people per ______ than any other country in the _____. We have more _____ men in prison today than were under slavery in 1850. We house the parents of almost three million of our community's ________, and we've become the new asylum, the largest mental health provider in this nation. When we lock someone up, that is no small thing. And yet, we are called the Department of Corrections. Today I want to talk about changing the way we think about corrections. I believe, and my experience tells me, that when we change the way we think, we create new possibilities, or futures, and _______ need a different future.

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Original Text

Over the years, as a prison system, as a nation, and as a society, we've become very good at that, but that shouldn't make you happy. Today we incarcerate more people per capita than any other country in the world. We have more black men in prison today than were under slavery in 1850. We house the parents of almost three million of our community's children, and we've become the new asylum, the largest mental health provider in this nation. When we lock someone up, that is no small thing. And yet, we are called the Department of Corrections. Today I want to talk about changing the way we think about corrections. I believe, and my experience tells me, that when we change the way we think, we create new possibilities, or futures, and prisons need a different future.

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