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March 27, 2015

NY Times Magazine covers modern prisons at home and abroad

I am pleased to see that this week's New York Times Magazine has three significant pieces about prisons. Here are the headlines and teasers from this webpage:

The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison: The goal of the Norwegian penal system is to get inmates out of it.

Prison Planet: Different nations take very different approaches to the convicts they deem the most dangerous.

Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison: For years, conditions inside the United States’ only federal supermax facility were largely a mystery. But a landmark lawsuit is finally revealing the harsh world within.

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Great posts, but information about other prisons of other nations is not really new information. Interestingly, although the US never had coddle-like prisons, prisons in some cases were better 2 decades ago, and sentences before the 1980s were much lower. Of course, many other countries have tougher and more inhumane prisons that he US, although its more obvious to the public and even then the high rates and lengths of sentencing can be a worse punishment in many cases in itself.

Posted by: Alex | Mar 30, 2015 1:06:06 AM

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