"Never in the Civilised World Have So Many Been Locked Up for So Little"

“Rough Justice in America,” the takedown of incarceration nation published last week in The Economist, has made the rounds of blogs interested in the U.S. justice system. It needs to be mentioned here, nonetheless, because of the story it uses to exemplify everything that’s wrong with the way we handle criminal justice. That story begins with a 65-year-old orchid […]