Thursday, September 17, 2009

Zimbabwean Prison Decrowding

Looking for another country to teach California some lessons about dealing with overcrowding? Try Zimbabwe. President Mugabe, the NYT reports, is releasing women, minors, the terminally ill and prisoners sentenced to 38 months or less who had served at least a quarter of their terms - 1500 prisoners in total - to relieve overcrowding.

Props to Tal Niv for alerting me to this interesting tidbit.

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