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August 18, 2010

Two interesting new commentaries on prison reform in the Obama era

The folks at AOL have recently published these two interesting commentaries on prison reform:

The second piece ends this way:

The Obama administration has the perfect opportunity to move forward on prison reform. Economic pressures are making over-criminalization fiscally unfeasible, and research-driven solutions are available. Moral issues like prison rape are crystal clear.  President Obama can credibly use the bully pulpit to point out what the American criminal justice system must learn: Compassion is not the enemy of public safety.

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