The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.
Will we regard poverty as a haunting national problem, or will politicians talk only about the middle class since mentioning the poor is politically toxic?
“Clinton is joining a chorus of politicians demanding that police officers everywhere be equipped with body cameras.”
California prisons are running out of room to house the condemned men it said it would kill but has yet to.
Farmers who lament the lack of local butchers may have an answer in prison-based meat processing facilities.
After being wrongfully incarcerated, Floyd Brown, who is mentally ill, calls himself a millionaire although he is not allowed to use his earnings.
Let Marty Stroud’s experience serve as a warning to those who persist in believing the death penalty is justice. The death penalty is, he now writes, “state-assisted revenge.”