Hat tip City on a Hill Press
“In 1971, a time in the U.S. political environment where there was a tremendous amount of hopefulness, change and reform in the air, there was a sense we were making the country a more fair and just place,” Haney said. “But by the mid-1970s and by the late ‘70s, all that began to change. There was a ‘tough on crime’ movement that had overtaken the nation at that point. What had been a moratorium on prisons in the U.S. became a massive prison construction."
Chris Haney is a psychology professor at UC Santa Cruz (America's Wackiest University). This week he gave a talk about the evils of having criminals in prison. The campus paper, City on a Hill Press, has the glowing report.
As I commented in the reader thread, it probably has never occurred to the learned professor-this so-called luminary- that the reason we have mass incarceration is because we have a lot of criminals in our society, something that has gone way over Haney's head.