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In a sane society, an increase in arrests would be seen as a sign of failure. We treat it like scoring points in a basketball game and give out bonuses.

California: a penal colony with a nice coastline

That’s Kevin Drum in Mother Jones: California’s Prison Disaster. A nice little piece about the prison mess

A combination of dumb drug laws, dysfunctional parole policies, “three strikes” laws passed by initiative, an endless procession of tougher-than-thou politicians, and a famously thuggish and politically powerful prison guards union has gotten California into this mess.

But, […]