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Where’s the Outrage over Prison Costs?

Sunday, October 31, 2010 Patriot-News Op-Ed posted at http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2010/10/wheres_the_states_outrage_over.html By Eric Epstein   An old and misguided political adage claimed that Democrats built schools and Republicans built prisons.   Wrong.   Society creates conditions for schools to fail and prisons … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s Prisons “Bursting at the Seams”

The Council has not weighed in on this specific issue, but it does beg several questions. Why is Pennsylvania’s prison population continuing to rise? Is Pennsylvania imprisoning persons who don’t need to be imprisoned, or who would be better served … Continue reading

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