Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Right on Crime"

"Conservatives in increasing numbers are moving away from their decades-long support for long prison terms for criminals;" welcome news reported by's Michael Barone — Conservatives Backtrack on Long Prison Sentences.

"Last year, Newt Gingrich, William Bennett and Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese endorsed a 'right on crime' initiative, calling for rehabilitation measures rather than prison sentences for nonviolent offenders," the author notes. "They joined liberals who have been dismayed that America has just about the highest rate of incarceration of any nation in history."

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