Some suggestions for Jerry Brown on the prison situation

posted by
May 24, 2011
Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory  
Posted in Commentary

"Brown has proposed, even before the ruling, that non-violent drug offenders be kept in jails rather than prisons. But why not just release them outright? They have committed no violence against anyone’s person or property. They have not actually violated anyone’s rights. They do not belong in a cage in any free society, which the United States and California purport to be. If these thousands of offenders were not clogging up the jails, the overcrowding and financial problems would both be ameliorated to a degree." (05/23/11)  


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