Category Archives: Crime & Punishment

The American Conservative: Opinion: U.S. Senator Mike Lee: The Conservative Case for Criminal Justice Reform

Source: The American Conservative: Opinion: U.S. Senator Mike Lee: The Conservative Case for Criminal Justice Reform I think the conservative case of criminal justice reform is very clear and comes from a couple of angles. One, the conservative principle of … Continue reading

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The Economist: ‘Jailhouse Nation’

“WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including 1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails and immigration pens. Per head, … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: WonkBook: Christopher Ingraham: The Orwellian Deception of Chuck Grassley’s Leniency Industrial Complex

The Washington Post: WonkBook: Christopher Ingraham: The Orwellian Deception of Chuck Grassley’s Leniency Industrial Complex Anyone who calls them self a Conservative and especially a fiscal Conservative, but who supports the American Prison Industrial Complex and our current criminal justice … Continue reading

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Roll Call: Congress: Niels Lesniewski: Odd Couples Push Criminal Justice Overhauls: The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

Roll Call: Congress: Niels Lesniewski: Odd Couples Push Criminal Justice Overhauls: The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body It shouldn’t be surprising that both John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are in favor of real criminal justice reform that reduce sentencing for people … Continue reading

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TruthOut: Report: Victoria Law: Public Prisons, Private Profits

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger TruthOut: Report: Victoria Law: Public Prisons, Private Profits If there is just one thing that shouldn’t be under for-profit companies, it would be prisons and other corrections facilities like … Continue reading

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Youth Justice NC: Video: North Carolina’s School to Prison Pipeline: How to Stop the School to Prison Pipeline in America

This post was originally posted at FreeStatePlus on WordPress, January, 2012 If you look at our current prison inmate population, you’ll see a lot of prison inmates who didn’t finish high school before they came to prison, or barely finished … Continue reading

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Kristen Cherye: America’s Hardest Prisons- National Geographic Documentary

  Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat  This is what happens when you house the worst of the worst together. You have all of these violent criminal inmates who see their time in prison as nothing, but … Continue reading

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Prison Documentaries: Inside Pelican Bay State Prison

This piece was originally posted at FRS FreeSate Now Plus Pelican Bay State Prison houses some of the worst criminals in California. Which means some of the worst in the United States as well when you have cities like Los … Continue reading

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CDC’s Worst Nightmare: Inside SuperMax

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat For me at least it is not a question of whether we need super max prisons or not. The answer is obvious of course we do with all the violent inmates … Continue reading

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TruthOut: Opinion: Laurie Jo Reynolds & Stephen F. Eisenson: “Tamms is Torture”: The Campaign to Close an Illinois SuperMax Prison

This post was originally posted at FRS FreeStateNow on WordPress, May, 2013 TruthOut: Opinion: Laurie Jo Reynolds & Stephen F. Eisenson: Tamms is Torture: The Campaign to Close an Illinois SuperMax Prison I’m not against solitary-confinement by itself because inmates … Continue reading

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