Monday, March 8, 2010

The Darth Vader of progressive penal reform

"Penal reformers have underscored which school does not get built, which hospital closes, and which public health program is curtailed because some prison had to be built and maintained. They also are successfully pressing the point that prisons do not necessarily bring economic prosperity to the local communities in which they are built. In a surprising shift, California’s correctional guards’ union, long seen as the Darth Vader of progressive penal reform, denounced the state’s new multibillion dollar prison expansion plan."
(Jan. 23, 2010, Marie Gottschalk, Phoenix News Blog)

1 comment:

  1. Pssst, first line -