How about cage-free people?
I wonder at the oddness of it.
We in the USA prefer the eggs of cage-free chickens. Yet we cage more people than any other nation.
I guess we think cages bad for chickens but useful for humans.
At caging the latter, we are certainly the world’s most prolific:
Now, surely most people in prison are not there because they’re dangerous. Violent crimes are only a small fraction of jail-meriting offenses here. So most prisoners are not locked up to protect the rest of us.
We must have locked them up, then, because we thought it good for them.
But we’re sure it makes chickens worse.
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Written by Monte
April 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Posted in Politics
Tagged with Crime, Crime and Justice, criminal law, hard time, incarceration, jail, jails, justice, Law, Organizations, Penitentiary, People, prison, prison reform, rate of incarceration, sentencing, sentencing reform, Social Research, United States, Violent crime, World population, Yale University
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