December 29th Summary

The Marshall Project- Shifting Away from Solitary– very cool interactive tools for comparing across years.

New Republic- It’s time to pay prisoners the minimum wage– Pretty thoughtful and well cited essay on the benefits of access to jobs or vocational training in prison, as well as fair compensation for work to prisoners. Exonerations in the United States 1989-2003– Really interesting essay, explains the serious complexities between crime rates and exoneration rates. Many instances of almost seemingly inverted findings.

Click2Houston- Obama drug pardon disappoints advocates