Tag Archives: American Prison System

Slate: Opinion- Helen Vera- Against Solitary Confinement: States Finding it Impractical as well as Immoral

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat   The current use of the process of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons is deplorable.  There are no guidelines relating the length of confinement to severity of offense.  The process is … Continue reading

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University of Chicago: George E. Kent Lecture- Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat 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 broader premise that … Continue reading

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▶The Economist: Video: Robert Guest: Justice Reform in America

▶ Justice reform in America – YouTube. Prisons are for real criminals people who hurt innocent people intentionally. Who generally do it for financial gain but prisons aren’t for people who’ve made dumb mistakes. Like getting caught with possession of … Continue reading

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AP: Raw Video-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Wants Changes in Criminal Justice System

Prisons are for real criminals people who represent real threats to society because they’ve harmed people intentionally. Either because they like hurting people or to support themselves. Not for people who’ve made mistakes in life but otherwise do not represent … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

We simply send too many people to prison for offenses that do not deserve prison time. And we simply can’t afford to do that anymore, because we can’t afford the costs of taking care of people who otherwise can take … Continue reading

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