January 23, 2017
Rounding up some diverse prison stories from the industrial midwest
A handful of new stories about prisons emerging from a handful of industrial midwest states recently caught my eye and prompts this round-up:
From Indiana here, "Chief Medical Officer Of Indiana Prisons Held Overlapping Position"
From Michigan here, "Prison food contractor hit with $2M in penalties"
From Ohio here, "Pagans, Wiccans, Satanists can now practice religion in Ohio prisons
From Pennsylvania here, "'New normal:' With crime rates down, Pa. set to close 2 prisons"
The last of these listed stories seems like the biggest news, especially for those hoping state will be able to lead the way on reducing modern mass incarceration.
January 23, 2017 at 10:47 AM | Permalink
Hold up: crime rates are down and prisons are closing? But Donald Trump just told us the opposite. This must be fake news.
Posted by: Ain't Nick | Jan 23, 2017 11:47:31 AM
No you've got it wrong. They're now called 'alternate facts'. Happy New Year.
Posted by: Pat | Jan 23, 2017 5:32:57 PM
The number of crimes is no longer measured in the millions, but in the billions. The average identity theft gets $5000, compared to the $4000 from a bank robbery. So those claiming crimes have decreased are deniers. They want to transfer money from rural prisons to urban police and lawyer employment. The falling crime rate is urban Democratic Party false propaganda. Murders have also gone up in 20 cities, as a direct result of the decarceration campaign of the same people. So what do people say when the murder rate increases? we need more police. Of course, they do not say, we need more lawyers. But it is true, we do.
Posted by: David Behar | Jan 23, 2017 6:10:20 PM