Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Odds and Ends

Stink of MS still lingers...

Hard to Ignore Case of Police Brutality: here

More Prisons Not the Answer, Makes Sense Now, but we did not know back then,

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recently came under fierce attack for denying parole to scores of low-risk offenders. Talk about boosting parole rates worries Dianne Clements, of the Houston-based victim advocacy group, Justice for All. "These influential lawmakers seem to be leading us to where we were 15 years ago, when we had a prison population that was a revolving door because we didn't have enough prison beds and parole boards had no alternative but to release people," she said. But Marc Levin, director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Effective Justice, a conservative think tank, said the winds were shifting in Texas. "There's an alliance on both the right and the left. There's a consensus we need to do something besides build more prisons," he said.
Innocence Stuff

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