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Getting RIGHT on crime: breaking the drugs to prison cycle

A lot of people think that what goes on inside prison does not affect them.  It is some big black box, with big walls, to keep all the big scary people out.  850 more words


The Big, New Bipartisan, Well-Funded Effort To Change The U.S. Criminal Justice System

New offices, new lobbyists, new money pour into a new national criminal justice effort — that features some of the most well-known names in progressive and libertarian politics.
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The Time Has Come to Reform Broken Criminal Justice System

I have never forgotten a conversation I had with Washington Post legend Bob Woodward when I was an aspiring young journalist. He told me that one of the ways he grabbed the attention of readers was to hit them with what he called an “Oh, wow!” statistic. 588 more words

Current Events

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Our blog’s overall purpose is to bring simple yet necessary awareness and information about Virginia’s prison system to our readers. Our posts consists of introductory posts to the current system and informative reports of some of the many issues involving prison reform. 542 more words

Prison Overcrowding and Cost: Statistical overview and a possible solution for Virginia

Overcrowding of prisons in the United States has been an issue for the past 30 years. The United States accounts for 5% of the world’s population yet accounts for 25% of the world’s imprisoned population (1) Putting it into another ratio, that means that almost 1 out of every 33 American adults is in some type of correctional control (1). 518 more words

Conservatives Tout Criminal Justice Reform Efforts in States

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that conservative lawmakers are at the forefront of criminal justice reform across the country, touting both piecemeal and comprehensive efforts already in place in a handful of red states. 379 more words

Conservative Prison Reform And California

(Read it at Neon Tommy.)

Published July 7, 2013

In 1995, Newt Gingrich was the poster boy for American conservatism, and conservatives were ready to get serious about reining in the nation’s soaring  1,006 more words