Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

Roll Call: Congress: Niels Lesniewski: Odd Couples Push Criminal Justice Overhauls: The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

Roll Call: Congress: Niels Lesniewski: Odd Couples Push Criminal Justice Overhauls: The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress It shouldn’t be surprising that both John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are in … Continue reading

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TruthOut: Report: Victoria Law: Public Prisons, Private Profits

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger TruthOut: Report: Victoria Law: Public Prisons, Private Profits If there is just one thing that shouldn’t be under for-profit companies, it would be prisons and other corrections facilities like … Continue reading

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Nazareth Berlanga: Pelican Bay State Prison

Source: Nazareth Berlanga: Pelican Bay State Prison Pelican Bay State Prison houses some of the worst criminals in California. Which means some of the worst in the United States as well when you have cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco … Continue reading

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TruthOut: Opinion- Laurie Jo Reynolds & Stephen F. Eisenson: ‘Tamms is Torture’- The Campaign to Close an Illinois SuperMax Prison

  Source: TruthOut: Opinion- Laurie Jo Reynolds & Stephen F. Eisenson: ‘Tamms is Torture’- The Campaign To Close an Illinois SuperMax Prison I’m not against solitary-confinement by itself because inmates who represent a serious threat to staff as well as other … Continue reading

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The Daily Caller: Opinion- Molly Gill: Before Creating Any More New Crimes, Congress Should Reform the Penalties it Made Decades Ago

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Over criminalization are the perfect two words put together to describe why America has so many people in either jail or prison. We have so many victimless crimes like anti-gambling … Continue reading

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Future of Freedom Foundation: Opinion: Sheldon Richman: Crime and Punishment in a Free Society

War on Drugs Victim The Future of Freedom Foundation: Opinion: Sheldon Richman: Crime and Punishment in a Free Society  Before you talk about crime and punishment in a free society you should first talk about what exactly is crime and … Continue reading

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Reason: Hit & Run- Jacob Sullum- Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Major Sentencing Reforms

Reason: Hit & Run- Jacob Sullum- Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Major Sentencing Reforms This post was originally posted at The New Democrat I agree that this bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee doesn’t go far enough. I would decriminalize cocaine, … Continue reading

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