Monday, October 08, 2007

Prison State

Junior Virginia Senator Jim Webb is talking about prison reform. Good for him. Prison reform is one of those issues that's really pressing, but never gets talked about, because what politician wants to stand up for prisoners rights? But when you read the stories about what happens in our nation's prison cells, up to and including officially-sanction rape, and it becomes evident that somebody needs to take a stand. Because when you can't tell Abu Gharib and Texas apart, something has gone horribly wrong.

1 comment:

PG said...

In fairness, Judge Pryor while Alabama attorney general did make some faint attempts at prison reform, partly with the prodding of Christian organizations.