Volume 2, Issue 1: Prison Reform

Articles

Liberal But Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons

A confluence of factors—a perfect storm—interfered with the intractable rise of imprisonment and contributed to the emergence of a new sensibility defining continued mass imprisonment as non-sustainable. In this context, reducing America’s prisons has materialized as a viable possibility. For progressives who have long called for restraint in the use of incarceration, the challenge is whether the promise of downsizing can be met. The failure of past reforms aimed at decarceration stands as a sobering reminder that good intentions do not easily translate into good results. Read more about Liberal But Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons

  • April 2015
  • 2 Stan. J. Crim. L. & Pol'y 1
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