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August 18, 2015

Lots and lots of good summer reads about US criminal justice problems

Among the many benefits I see in lots more political and policy attention to mass incarceration and broader American criminal justice concerns is the presence of lots more thoughtful (old and new) media coverage of problems in current US policies and pactices.  Here are just a few examples of both news coverage and commentary catching my eye early in this mid-summer week:

August 18, 2015 at 02:47 PM | Permalink


Hospitals are not reducing recidivism. Punishing hospitals for re-admission is proposed as a model to reduce recidivism.

What is not said. Hospitals are shunning patients likely to be re-admitted. The lawyers now controlling health care believe that punishment and defunding of providers work. It does not.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Aug 19, 2015 11:39:31 AM

Let's hope that Mr. Norris (the clemency recipient featured in NYTimes article) becomes a productive member of society and repays the faith placed in him by President Obama.

It will be interesting to see the track record of the offenders to whom he and President Bush gave commutations.

Posted by: federalist | Aug 19, 2015 12:40:30 PM

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