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Penal Reform

What 'The Mandela Rules' Mean for American Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

The Principles, like many important UN conventions, are not legally binding, so of course the US is not legally required to ensure compliance within its borders. But one would hope that we would demonstrate at least a moral conviction to these standards while we admonish other states for not doing so.

Broad New Reform Effort Could Provide Opening For Conservatives

Washington Monthly | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

American streets are much safer today than they were thirty years ago, and until recently most conservatives had a simple explanation: more prison bed...