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Florida’s Private Prisons Short on Proof of Recidivism Cuts

Florida’s lawmakers privatized 6 of the state’s 62 prisons, both with hopes of saving taxpayers money and to reap a promised reduction in recidivicm rates, in comparison with public prisons. According to a just-released fiscal and policy report, over a decade of experience shows no firm evidence that the latter goal is being achieved. Over […]

Why Tolerate Prisons That Produce 70% Recidivism?

Our ‘tough on crime’ approach lets both government and criminals ‘off the hook,’ says legal expert Jonathan Simon As originally published by the UC Berkeley NewsCenter By Cathy Cockrell In Part 1 of this two-part Q&A, UC Berkeley Law Professor Jonathan Simon talked about criminal sentencing and parole as practiced today in California. He concludes […]