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December 22, 2011

Latest OSJCL issue focused on mass incarceration

I am very pleased to report that the Fall 2011 issue of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law is now fully available on-line. There are an especially large number of terrific pieces in this issue, starting with this great group of pieces in the symposium titled "Mass Incarceration: Causes, Consequences, and Exit Strategies":

Carol SteikerIntroduction, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 1 (2011).

Michelle AlexanderThe New Jim Crow, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 7 (2011).

David ColeTurning the Corner on Mass Incarceration? , 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 27 (2011).

Bernard E. HarcourtReducing Mass Incarceration: Lessons from the Deinstitutionalization of Mental Hospitals in the 1960s, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 53 (2011).

Mark A. R. Kleiman and Kelsey R. HollanderReducing Crime by Shrinking the Prison Headcount, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 89 (2011).

Louis Michael SeidmanHyper-Incarceration and Strategies of Disruption: Is There a Way Out?, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 109 (2011).

Andrew E. TaslitzThe Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).

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Yes, they emptied state hospitals. Within a short time, those who did not kill others or themselves ended up in prison. About a third of all prison beds are filled with straight state hospital patients. The rest are on the street, screaming and attacking random passers by. Hell for the patients, hell for the public that runs a gauntlet of untreated mental patients if they want to go anywhere in town.

Under 123D, the prisons would be empty, and so would the streets of ultra-violent, insane criminals. Mental illness should become an aggravating factor, not an excuse, as it is today, in the upside down Twilight Zone world of the lawyer.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Dec 24, 2011 3:11:52 AM

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