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July 3, 2020

Liberty, freedom, 2020 in incarceration nation ... discuss

An open thread for those who might be interested....

July 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM | Permalink

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The US is somewhat unique demographically in that we have a large rural population. This does not bode well for electing/appointing progressive prosecutors throughout our nation. Because there are many states that have a larger rural population than metropolitan population the changes that need to be made that would benefit decarceration will probably take much longer then many of us can imagine.

Posted by: tommyc | Jul 4, 2020 10:36:31 AM

Tommy may be right, but these recent protests, combined with the economic pressures of COVID, may provide additional impetus to allow for such changes in a timely fashion, or so my optimism tells me.

Posted by: Mike | Jul 6, 2020 9:34:04 AM

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