Wherever Walker goes, inmate assaults on staff follow

Why is it that wherever Republican Gov. Scott Walker goes, inmates on staff who work for him rise precipitously? According to a report in the Fond Du Lac Reporter, inmate assaults on staff at Dodge Correctional Institution have risen, with four staff having been sent to the hospital for treatment…

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“Lock ’em up and throw away the key” too costly for many states

Apparently “lock ’em up and throw away the key” isn’t working for many state’s bottom lines: When Harry Coates campaigned for the Oklahoma state Senate in 2002, he had one approach to crime: “Lock ’em up and throw away the key.” Now, Coates is looking for that key. He and…

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Illlinois lets felons out early & in secret

This is exactly why I think some provisions of Wisconsin Act 28 were poorly implemented (emphasis mine): Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn reversed a secret policy Wednesday that allowed more than 1,700 inmates to be released from state prison early, some of whom have already been sent back for new offenses,…

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