Tuesday, September 25, 2007

News of the Day, Tuesday, September 25, 2007

  • Excellent overview of the battle in CA between its DOC and the corrections union, which explains much about why the state is in the state and is the state it is.
  • Good summary of the work and thought of David Wexler on “therapeutic jurisprudence” here.
  • Squeezing the toothpaste tube in CT. The gov’s recent decision to stop paroling violent offenders means they have to early release some nonviolent ones, which actually sounds like what should have been happening to start with.
  • Trying to figure out if meth use is up, down, or sideways in Cheyenne and confronting the horrible dirty secret of criminal justice data—it’s right after laws and sausages in things you should never see made. And speaking of meth, UT is unveiling the kind of “non-scare” anti-meth campaign that’s worked elsewhere, despite the typical scare tactics promoted by those geniuses in the fed camp.

No comments: