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14 Jan, 2013

Cockle Printing And My Second Chance

2013-01-14T01:12:42-06:00January 14th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , |

This past week, the Seattle Times published an op-ed I wrote about the need for prison reform. In the article, I talk about how I caught a big break following my release from federal prison. I was released in October of 2008, during the heart of the recession, and everyone found it difficult to obtain [...]

3 Jun, 2011

Should We Listen To An Argument of Fear? Relieving Overcrowded Prisons May Actually Increase Public Safety

2019-03-18T18:47:58-05:00June 3rd, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

If we release prisoners to relieve overcrowding, then prisoners will rape, rob and murder our citizens. That is frightening; therefore we shouldn’t release prisoners, even though the State cannot afford to humanely incarcerate them. This argument was at the heart of Justices Scalia and Alito’s dissenting opinions last week in the California prison [...]