Saturday, March 01, 2008

More Numbers

The Guardian reports on America's prison population. What you make of it is up to you. While there is no doubt about the incapacitation effect of locking up so many people, the US system doesn't seem any more successful than ours at preventing reoffending, and thus by implication, at deterrence.

Here is another point of view, from an Establishment, Conservative, figure. And a peer to boot.

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