Tagged: incarceration

Why Prison?

Yesterday, I was raptly following the sentencing of Matthew Keys as it was live-tweeted by Sarah Jeong. If you haven’t read the dozens of articles about it today, the short story is Mr. Keys was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison, for sharing his login info online — info...

Crime and Punishment

Over at Vox.com, Dara Lind has posted the shocking “One chart that puts mass incarceration in historical context.”┬áLind painstakingly sifted through Bureau of Justice Statistics reports to create a graph of U.S. prisoners per 100,000 of population, from 1880 to 2013. Focusing on those sentenced to prison (i.e., for more...