Despite my last post, I've sneaked away for a second (she thinks I've gone for popcorn) to do a little housekeeping. For one thing, I need to make a correction to an earlier post (and delay, while not life and death, shouldn't take longer than necessary). Thanks to Ruth Parlin for pointing out to me that the journal I lauded so heavily there is mistitled in the post. It's Criminology & Public Policy, which has been changed in the post title but not in the text. I'd be embarrassed, but I've done it before in a book review for a journal, so I'm apparently beyond embarrassment. Worse, when the book's second edition came out, the author had changed the name to something completely different. Please don't do that, Crim & Pub Policy folks. It's just a sad guy who clearly had difficulty in school. But we do appreciate the readers who alert us to these things (and frankly just who read us).
Also, to improve those means of communication, especially for those of you who would like to contribute but without leaving a comment, we have started a g-mail account and will soon have the link on the side. As we go along, we really do see a community developing here, with ideas, advice, and reciprocal aid for those involved in making the link between sentencing and corrections more concrete. So, if you have something you'd like to note to us, add, challenge, or something completely unrelated to anything we've said but you think would be helpful, just send it to us at email@example.com. If you want us to keep your name out of it, we'll be glad to do that (or not use it if we feel we just can't). Thanks again for all your support and time. We're excited about the response so far (we may have to buy Doug Berman a present), and the future inside our heads is really extraordinary if we can get there.