LA Times Reports Governor Schwarzenegger warned today that the entire California prison system is on the brink of collapse. The governor and his corrections chief, Matt Cate, walked through the destruction at a housing unit for … [Read more...]
Legal Affairs: Can We Improve Our Quality of Life at Less Cost?
Legal Affairs: Virginia Senator Pushes For Prison Reform Legal Affairs: Author Examines Effects Of Solitary Confinement The first was an interview with Senator Jim Webb about the bill he has just introduced to study why, as he put it, "the … [Read more...]
Incarceration and race
This link says it all. For example, in Massachusetts, African-Americans are about 7% of the population but almost 30% of the inmates. Here it is, state by state: http://www.scribd.com/doc/9381... Probably someone could pull this … [Read more...]
Seven Suicides in Massachusetts prisons this year – WHY??
My point, again, is that money spent on prisons and incarceration is money falling into a bottomless pit. Human capitol is diminished and tax dollars generate no economic benefit. A prison model based on retribution and … [Read more...]
For real economic development fund the cultural infrastructure and higher education
Similarly, every dollar invested in public higher education retains population and creates local jobs. Funding mandatory minimums and a growth in the prison population is regressive, and does not retain population nor does a growing … [Read more...]