Tag Archives: American Prisons

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: Video: America’s Elderly Prisoner Boom

. A couple of things hit me when I watched this video. One, the fact that America at least at the state level, has moved away from prison industries in too many cases and instead has turned prison into warehouses. … 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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Al Jazeera: Inside USA- Angela Davis on The Prison Industrial Complex

Source: Al Jazeera: Inside USA- Angela Davis on The Prison Industrial Complex Just to talk about this interview for a minute or less, depending on how fast you read. I guess Al Jazeera didn’t think the interviewer was important enough to … Continue reading

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The Open Mind With Richard Heffner- Mario Cuomo- On The Death Penalty and Other Issues (October 12th, 2011)

“Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo discusses his firm belief that the death penalty is wrong and that it is time for American to banish capital punishment.” From The Open Mind With Richard Heffner At risk of insulting Mario Cuomo and … 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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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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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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Prison Reform Movement’s Weblog: Opinion: Yuram Abdullah Welier: Profit From Prisoners: “How UNICOR Capitalizes on Inmate Labor”: Paying Inmates For the Work That They do

Prison Movement’s Weblog: Opinion: Yuram Abdullah Weiler: Profit From Prisoners: How UNICOR Capitalizes on Inmate Labor Rik Schneider on Google+ The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on Twitter This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on … Continue reading

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