Tag Archives: American Prison System

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 Daily Caller: Opinion: Molly Gill: Before Creating Any More New Crimes, Congress Should Reform the Penalties it Made Decades Ago

U.S. Senator Rand Paul Speaking Out Against Over Criminalization The Daily Caller: Opinion: Molly Gill: Before Creating Any New Crimes, Congress Should Reform Penalties it Made Decades Ago This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on BloggerOver criminalization … Continue reading

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Constitution Daily: Opinion: Lyle Denniston: The Constitution Outside the Courts: The U.S. Sentencing Commission: Making Punishment Fit the Crimes

Overcrowded Jail Constitution Daily: Opinion: Lyle Denniston: The Constitution Outside the Courts: The U.S. Sentencing Commission This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Making punishment fit the crime should be an obvious statement if it isn’t, … Continue reading

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The Future of Freedom Foundation: Opinion: Sheldon Richman: Crime and Punishment in a Free Society

War on Drugs Victim The Future of Freedom Foundation: Opinion: Sheldon Richman: Crime and Punishment in a Free Society  Before you talk about crime and punishment in a free society you should first talk about what exactly is crime and … Continue reading

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Reason: Hit & Run: Jacob Sullum: New Clemency Policy Could Free Hundreds or Thousands of Drug War Prisoners: A Better Approach in Dealing With Narcotics

Attorney General Eric Holder Speech on Criminal Justice Reform Reason: Hit & Run: Jacob Sullum: New Clemency Policy Could Free Hundreds or Thousands of Drug War Prisoners Ederik Schneider on Google+ The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on … Continue reading

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Slate: Opinion: Helen Vera: Against Solitary Confinement: State are Finding it’s Impractical as well as Immoral

Against solitary confinement: States are finding it’s impractical as well as immoral. The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on Twitter The current use of the process of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons is deplorable.  There are no guidelines … Continue reading

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University of Chicago: Video: George E. Kent Lecture: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger I do not agree with everything that Professor Michelle Alexander says about the American prison system. And the broader race relations in America, but I agree with her … Continue reading

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▶ TSFF: Video: Insight Prison Project

▶ Insight Prison Project – YouTube. Prison education is essential if we want inmates to be able to be successful on the outside. And not commit any further crimes and not hurt any further any innocent people because now they … Continue reading

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▶ National Geographic: Video: Prison Nation

▶ Prison Nation – YouTube. Prisons can be a hell hole especially when you have inmates that come from rival gangs. And you house them together rather than trying to separate them and make sure you are working with. Them … Continue reading

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