Punishing Ourselves

July 28, 2009

Few aspects of our society need more correction than the corrections system. For anyone unfamiliar with how I spend some of my recreational time, I do volunteer work in prisons with those suffering from mental illness. After a decade of such involvement I flatter myself that I have a better understanding of what goes on […]

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Starting the Prisons Category

June 23, 2008

I have worked with the mentally ill in prisons on a volunteer basis for more than a decade. My interest in general prison reform actually started in the early 70s. I was a commissioner of police, once upon a time. With the largest prison population, the longest sentences, the highest rates of recidivism and the […]

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