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FEB 25, 2014 - Mother Jones

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How Conservatives Learned to Love Prison Reform

Zohar Lazar In the early 1990s, then-Rep. Newt Gingrich unveiled one of the centerpieces of his new conservative agenda: putting more Americans behind bars. More prisons were urgently needed, he told the New York Times in 1992, "so that there are enough beds that every violent criminal in America is locked up, and they will serve real time and they will serve their full sentence and they do not get out on good behavior." Finding the money for more cells was as easy as stripping "pork" from the budget. In the meantime, decommissioned military bases could house excess inmates. The Georgia ... Read More

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