Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lessons From America

Today's Guardian (UK) has an opinion piece entitled "Lessons in Law and Order," that describes what I think is still an under-reported story: that New York has achieved startling reductions in crime without swelling prisons.  The op-ed grows out of a report from the Commission on English Prisons Today on their recent visit to the United States, which included a trip to visit the Red Hook Community Justice Center.