Category Archives: AMERICA’S CULTURE OF INCARCERATION

Do you really want to reform our prisons?

The following is something I posted on Medium.com recently: No dialogue on prison reform is complete without a serious look at the profit incentives found in the privatization of many of this nation’s prisons, both federal and state. I will … Continue reading

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“Pavlov’s Prisoners and the Prison Program Paradox”

“Pavlov’s Prisoners and the Prison Program Paradox” “Pavlov’s Dog” illustration (Pavlov 1928 & Goodwin 1991, p. 138). On Tuesday, February 10, I attended a ‘criminal justice reform’ conference at the Washington Post in Washington, DC called “Out of Prison, Into … Continue reading

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“AMERICA’S CULTURE OF INCARCERATION – PART 7 THE WORST NIGHTMARE OF ALL”

By Tony Casson “…uphold the rights of the oppressed and destitute.” Psalm 82:3b NLT “We did not dare to breathe a prayer Or to give our anguish scope! Something was dead in each of us And what was dead was … Continue reading

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“AMERICA’S CULTURE OF INCARCERATION – PART 6 – STACKING THE DECK AGAINST FELONS”

By Tony Casson “Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement.” 2 Corinthians 2:7 NLT “It is admirable to extend a hand to someone who has fallen and offer to help … Continue reading

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“AMERICA’S CULTURE OF INCARCERATION – PART 5 – THE LAND OF LOST OPPORTUNITIES”

By Tony Casson  “You will be change into a different person.” 1 Samuel 10:6b NLT “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” Harold Wilson There will always be … Continue reading

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