Author Archives: Daniel Larson

Looking for Martha: The Mess Behind Bars

The Alderson Federal Prison Camp i n West Vi rginia looks to have solved the problemthat has beset modern penal policy for hundreds of years: recidivism. Its progressive plan of image rehabilitation has now set free a series of media … Continue reading

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Scared Straight? Media Cycles and the “War” on Drugs

 , ,    – surrounded by executives from the major television networks, production companies, and advertising agencies, Richard Nixon somberly asked his audience for their support to help “warn our youth constantly against the dangers of drugs.” … Continue reading

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Moratorium to Abolition: Living Without Death in Illinois?

  , ,    ended months of delay by signing into law the remaining section of Illinois’ death penalty reform legislation. The final provision set the disciplinary standards for police officers accused of lying in homicide cases, … Continue reading

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