Sunday, March 29, 2009

The National Correctional Crisis Goes Mainstream

Senator Webb is a man on a mission.

As the national criminal justice commission bill starts its journey, Webb has a piece out in this morning's Parade Magazine, which many of you may have received with your Sunday papers. The bottom line - which is nothing new to our loyal readers, but may raise the public profile of the problem - is as follows:

With so many of our citizens in prison compared with the rest of the world, there are only two possibilities: Either we are home to the most evil people on earth or we are doing something different--and vastly counterproductive. Obviously, the answer is the latter. 

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