Category Archives: Prison Policy

Stunning Fact(s) of the Day

The first and second facts of the day are courtesy of Nicholas Kristof: (1) “The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. … Continue reading

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Stunning Fact of the Day

It comes from Jeffrey Toobin’s New Yorker essay, “This is My Jail,” about the infamous Baltimore City jail known as BCDC. Here you go: Seventy-five percent of the six hundred and fifty correctional officers in the facility were women, and, … Continue reading

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Please, Congress, Build Us More Prisons

This post reflects my own personal views and not the views of DOJ or any other federal agency.  Our prisons have serious problems: they’re overcrowded; they confine far too many non-violent offenders for far too long, and our methods of … Continue reading

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