Tag Archives: Prison Reform

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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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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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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Reason: Hit & Run: Jacob Sullum: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Major Sentencing Reforms

Reason: Hit & Run: Jacob Sullum: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Major Sentencing Reforms This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger I agree that this bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee doesn’t go far enough. I would … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times: Editorial: A New Way to Attack Social Programs: Pay For Performance Projects

Los Angeles Times: Editorial: A New Way to Attack Social Problems: Pay For Performance Based Projects This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Here’s an area where the public sector can work with the private sector … Continue reading

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National Review: MSNBC’s The Cycle: Betsy Woodruff, “Prison Reform Proven to be Very Transideological”

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger You want to save money on government and keep taxes down whether it is Texas or any other state, then stop sending people to jail or prison for … 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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