Friday, September 28, 2007

Agreeing With Berman, Again

I concur with Doug Berman’s judgment of the hopeful signs that Obama might finally be noticing the need for serious corr sent policy in his speech today at Howard. The thing that most encourages me is this recognition of drug rehab programs “that have proven to work better than a prison term in changing bad behavior”—both for the commitment to evidence-based policy implied but also simply for someone finally saying that prison doesn’t stop crime as effectively for some offenders as alternatives. Now all he has to do is get elected.

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