Prison reform on the radar

March 26, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More

New story from The Raw Story:

“America’s criminal justice system has deteriorated to the point that it is a national disgrace,” [Senator Jim] Webb said, noting that the United States has five percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners.

According to a document released by Sen. Webb’s office, “Its task will be to propose concrete, wide-ranging reforms to responsibly reduce the overall incarceration rate; improve federal and local responses to international and domestic gang violence; restructure our approach to drug policy; improve the treatment of mental illness; improve prison administration, and establish a system for reintegrating ex-offenders.”

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    A good place to start would be auditing the corporate contractors that run many of the prisons.

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