In an investigative report for the influence, Sarah Beller traces down the influences on “Moral Reconation Therapy” a common substance abuse program used in prisons across the US. “Moral Reconation Therapy reflects the idea that people who end up incarcerated are morally inferior—and that is why they are in a prison. It’s an idea that anyone familiar with the history of the War on Drugs, for example, would reject,” Beller writes. “And the more I investigated MRT, the more I found there was something significantly wrong with this program—and that no one seemed to realize or care.”
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