Sunday, July 19, 2009

Back in CA

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your patience with the recent scant posting. I've been away, backpacking through China (and, incidentally, learning a bit about the Hong Kong correctional system). We're returning to a regular posting schedule and look forward to informing you and being informed by your comments and emails.

Best, HA


Jerry Jarvis said...

What is you take on China's prison system, compared to ours?

Hadar Aviram said...

I didn't see much of the Mainland Chinese correctional system, Jerry, beyond what we hear about it in the West (namely, that it is appalling). However, I did get to learn a bit about Hong Kong, because I gave a talk about the CCC and humonetarianism at Hong Kong University. Hong Kong has been emphasizing rehabilitation for the last eleven years, and they've been juggling institutions to deal with a 130% overcrowding (in that sense they are in much better shape than us). They seem to have a pretty impressive medical system, as well as a nice array of vocational and educational programs.