Reason's July Issue: Criminal Injustice
Yesterday I mentioned Radley Balko's new article at Reason on the number of wrongfully convicted Americans doing time.
Today I learned the entire July issue of Reason is devoted to Criminal Injustice and our country's over-reliance on prison and the failure of the war on drugs.
There's Prison Math, that asks what are the costs and benefits of leading the world in locking up human beings? Reason Editor Matt Welch writes The Ends Didn’t Justify the Means on our complicity in the devastating war on crime. Bruce Western writes Locked Up, Locked Out on the social costs of incarceration.
There's also an article on John Edwards, The Persecution of John Edwards, positing that "The only thing worse than Edwards’ ugly behavior is the government’s effort to put him in jail for it." [More...]
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