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The $64,000 question

By Julian Wood


As my colleague discussed in a recent column, we have to be careful that our desire to punish offenders and…

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Does punishment prevent crime?

By Jeremy Vargo


Benjamin Franklin once wrote to a friend that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and…

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Three strikes, out

By Alex Penk


The “Three Strikes” legislation is going to be struck out. The new Government has promised to repeal the law in…

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What does a prison system say about a society?

What does a prison system say about a society?

By Jeremy Vargo


Over at Slate, Justin Peters’ “Solitary Confinement is Horrible and Inhumane. Why Is It Still Legal?” provides an excellent critique…

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Parole system needs rehabilitation  

Parole system needs rehabilitation  

By Keiran Madden


The parole system is under strain. This is one fact we do not need news coverage, government reports, or seven…

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