Saturday, 16 November 2013

"Serving life for this?"

This is really shocking.  People banged up of Life, with no parole, because of mandatory sentencing guidelines.  So bad, that even judges are against it.  I know there are those that agree with putting anyone with the least dealing with drugs in jail and throwing away the key. But it's just not right, by any measure, in my view.  It costs and wastes not only the life of the one put away, but costs the state and demeans the society that supports it.
Not the policy for an advanced, democratic society.  US's incarceration rates are -- or ought to be -- a scandal.