ONLY ON THE BLOG: Answering today’s OFF-SET questions is Peter Moskos.Read the rest of the Q and A here.
Moskos’s new book is entitled, “In Defense of Flogging.”
The Supreme Court has affirmed a federal order telling California to reduce its overflowing prison population, a situation the majority said "falls below the standard of decency." California now has to figure out how to reduce the population by more than 30,000 prisoners. From your point of view, why does the prison system in the U.S. continue to fail?
Prisons fail because they don’t do what they were designed to do: cure criminals. And as long as we insist on fighting an idiotic “war on drugs,” nothing is going to better.
May 24, 2011
"Give offenders a choice–prison or FLOGGING; (he's serious)"
From CNN's "In the Arena":
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