U.S. Trying to Deal with Decades of Draconian Sentencing System

The easiest way to politically deal with crime is to look tough: pass laws that make it easier to prosecute, and increase sentencing. Except this doesn’t deal with the underlying problems that cause crime, and prisons end up warehousing people instead of reforming them. According to CNN, that costs upwards of 80 billion dollars per year in this country. Our incarceration rates are the highest in the developed world, and that alone does not prevent crime. For all the issues I have with AG Eric Holder, the speech he recently gave indicating a move to put some common sense in sentencing is refreshing.

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