Prison Break

Conservatives on the state level are rethinking imprisonment, says Steven Teles, co-author (with David Dagan) of Prison Break: Why Conservatives Turned Against Mass Incarceration.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Teles explains why our polarized politics have created an opportunity for reform, whether new policies will cause crime rates to rise, and how liberal views about crime and prisons also have changed over the last generation.

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  1. mildlyo Member
    mildlyo
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    This all sounds like the alliance of conservatives and liberals that shut down the insane asylums a generation ago.

    Republicans wanted to cut costs, Democrats wanted to feel good about themselves.

    We got endemic homelessness, revolving door drug addiction and emergency room abuse, and the occasional mass shooting.

    Hope this turns out better.

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