A man who terrorised his partner in hundreds of offensive text messages has died in prison – just before he was to be sentenced under a Victorian law recently toughened for repeated breaches of family violence orders. 70 more words
The Points blog has an interview with Joe Spillane the author of new book from John Hopkins University Press entitled Coxsackie: The Life and Death of Prison Reform. Spillane's book focuses on a failed experiment in New York that sought to reform young men instead of simply punishing them. Unfortunately, New York's experiment was a complete disaster. Spillane's book helps explain why that happened.