We're number one in sending people to prison! ! !
go us *sigh*
Kennedy is one of the "conservative 5" on the SCOTUS, so has endorsement of the ABA report is certainly progress.
Justice Kennedy backs more discretion in sentencing.
Among other things, the report calls for an end to mandatory minimums, removal of state bans on felons getting licenses to be barbers, beauticians, and other non-sensitive professions, and more job-training and education in prisons. Long past time -- many studies show an impressive inverse correlation between the amount of education/job training a prisoner receives and his likely recidivism rate.
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