Prison Deaths Decline
There is finally some positive news to report in our prison nation:
Death rates from suicide, homicide and AIDS all dropped by double digits in 2002, the latest year for which data is available, the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Sunday.
Credit is due to prisoner advocates who force the government to obey the Constitution.
[A]dvocacy groups have become much more aggressive in filing lawsuits to improve conditions behind bars, said Kara Gotsch, public policy coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project.
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