The United States has a massive problem in the form of a runaway prison system. Since you’ve had your ears open at some point in the past five years, you’ll know that prisons fuel their own vicious cycles of prisoner aggregation and retention. If we don’t do something, it’s going to continue to get worse. Education reform within prisons would dramatically reduce prisoner relapse, the prison population as a whole, and the prison system’s cost to taxpayers. I mean this in every way: We’d be stupid not to do it.