Today I received this piece from Heather MacDonald. Heather has a sharp mind and a wickedly clear pen. She cuts though a lot of the hysteria surrounding “mass incarceration” and provides us with a caution against moving too quickly to arbitrarily reduce our prison populations.
Please, give this article your time and attention. Even if you don’t agree with it, I think it serves as an interesting and largely fact based counterpoint to the fanciful thinking that currently surrounds this subject.