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Lehrer’s prison-reform proposals

In an article titled “Responsible Prison Reform,” at¬†National Affairs,¬†Eli Lehrer sets out an impressive agenda for prison reform, which, in a country with “roughly 5% of the world’s population and nearly a quarter of its inmates,” is desperately needed. He … Continue reading

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Criminality and Recidivism in Les Mis

Jean Valjean suspects a self-fulfilling prophecy that weights the scales of justice toward recidivism and repeat offense: Le nom de Jean Valjean l’accable et semble dispenser de preuves. Les procureurs du roi n’agissent-ils pas habituellement ainsi? On le croit voleur, … Continue reading

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