This week at The Informant, I suggested the Bay Area may not be to blame for California’s overcrowding crisis, caught up with the Stanford Prison Experiment 40 years later, and noted how CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate is responding to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Plata. Also at The Informant, Joshua Page addressed the prospects for sentencing reform in California in a series of posts. In other news:
- The Economist asks if California is finally on the way to sentencing reform. So does Doug Berman.
- Liliana Segura implores readers to support the Pelican Bay hunger strikers.
- Prison crowding easing in Arkansas, on the eve of reforms designed to reduce the rolls further.
- But overcrowding continues in Toledo and in West Virginia, where it’s “at crisis stage“.
- “5 ways to fix the USA’s prisons,” in helpful “liberal” & “conservative” dialogue form!
- Prisons in Venezuela: “the fifth circle of hell“?