Overcoming the Police-Citizen Divide

Almost every day, the media features another case of a citizen being killed by the police, and some cases this coverage results in a storm of protests, since community members think the person has been singled out unjustly. It’s different when the police kill someone...
An Example of a Successful Prison Program

An Example of a Successful Prison Program

Since writing AMERICAN JUSTICE?, inspired by my wife’s nightmarish experience with a punitive criminal justice system and a possible 16-year prison sentence, if she didn’t accept a plea for us to move and pay some legal costs, I have been looking at new developments in the prisons.

Why Prisons Today Are Contributing to America Going Broke

Why Prisons Today Are Contributing to America Going Broke

Since writing AMERICAN JUSTICE?, I’ve been following some of the recent news on how costly and ineffective the American prison system really is. The cost is over $70 billion each year, and when you consider the high percentage of the population in prison and not a productive member of society, you have to consider whether there is a way to reduce these costs. These cost reductions will also benefit society by reducing the number of prisoners who can be safely released and finding other means of punishment and rehabilitation.