June 28, 2013
Two notable prison opinion pieces via the Washington Post
The Washington Post today has two notable opinion pieces concerning prison policies and practices. Here are their headlines and first sentences:
Mass incarceration’s tragic success: "At a time of earnest debate on the size and role of government, relatively little attention has been paid to the Hoover Dam of American social engineering: mass incarceration."
Life without parole? No child deserves that.: "A year ago this week, the Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that it is unconstitutional to impose on a child a mandatory sentence of life without parole."
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"Life without parole? No child deserves that" Wash Post
How about no DP, no LWOP, no registry?
AP: TULSA, OKLA | "A Kay County jury convicted Davis in 2003 of 1st-degree murder and 1st-degree rape in the death
of his girlfriend's mother, Josephine Sanford, 52.
. . Josephine Sanford had 6 stab wounds, a broken jaw and marks around her neck. DNA evidence showed Davis had
sex with the victim."|
| "I was rude at the end," Davis said [to the panel]. "We were mad at each other after my comment. And one thing
led to another. It just happened so quick."
. . Brian Darrell Davis, 39, received a lethal injection Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester,
despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after he
took responsibility for the victim's death and apologized. The board voted 4-1 in favor of clemency." |
Took responsibility ? Apologized ?
How did these 4 qualify for the Pardon & Parole Board?
Does one of them write for WaPo?
Posted by: Adamakis | Jun 28, 2013 12:15:19 PM