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April 20, 2006

Fascinating Forbes series on alternatives to prison

The magazine Forbes, as part of its interesting "Blank Slate" series, has a series of fascinating articles exploring alternatives to prison.  Here is the set up for the articles:

Jails and prisons don't work. They're meant to protect the community, but two-thirds of all inmates released from prison are rearrested within three years.  Prisons are meant to punish criminals, but do so with excessive and unintended cruelty.  We need to institute a "No Prisoner Left Behind" program and explore alternatives to simply locking people up.

Here are the articles in the terrific series:

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