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Toward Proutist criminal justice by Andy Douglas.

This paper is structured in three parts. The first looks at the phenomenon of mass incarceration, and the problems associated with it, especially in the US. The second considers what the founder of Prout, P. R. Sarkar had to say on the issue, and also reviews some historical context, and the third considers alternatives and possible policy formulations. Much of the research in this paper is drawn from research Douglas did for the book, “Redemption Songs: A Year in the Life of a Community Prison Choir.”

Andy Douglas is the author of “Redemption Songs: A Year in the Life of a Community Prison Choir” and “The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga.”

“The Housing Crisis in America” by Tapan Mallik, Ph.D.

This ground-breaking research paper clearly shows the extent and severity of homelessness in the United States, with 580,000 people at the latest estimate, and why it is happening. Most importantly, the paper offers very practical ways how to solve it, including Community Land Trusts, Housing Co-ops, Co-Living communities, government subsidies and financing of affordable housing communities, and changes in zoning laws. Current examples of each one are shown. Finally it outlines Prout’s approach to housing.

Tapan Mallik is a solutions advisor at Arkieva – a leading supply chain planning software company in Wilmington, Delaware. He recently retired from Kinaxis where he was an Advisor in their Center of Excellence. Tapan received his Ph.D. from McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining DuPont, he taught Operations Management and MIS at the University of Minnesota Business School. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.