Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?

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Race and the transformation of criminal justice Glenn C. Loury, The Boston Review The early 1990s were the age of drive-by shootings, drug deals gone bad, crack cocaine, and gangsta rap. Between 1960 and 1990, the annual number of murders in New Haven rose from six to 31, the number of rapes from four to(…)

The case for the prosecution

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By Richard Tomkins Published: May 18 2007 18:49 | “Come on, how much do you make? Do you make ₤60,000 a year? Do you? Do you?” The prisoner is insistent, but he is trying to make a point. John (not his real name) is serving a three-month sentence at High Down prison just outside(…)