Sunday, December 09, 2007

Undocumented Beliefs

Finally. A leading policymaker calls out the default and untrue assumption underlying the bulk of our counterproductive and self-defeating corr sent policies in this article on CA's prison problems brought to you courtesy of (who else?) Doug Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy:

"We are jammed up with this situation right now because we have fallen in love with one of the most undocumented beliefs: That somehow you get safer if you put more people in jail," Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said this spring....

Only a few hundred thousand more of them to go.

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