some recent articles that might prove interesting for Monday’s class

Here are a few recent news pieces/commentary that might be fruitful to consider in a blog post.

A recent study suggesting that counties should fund prisons rather than states in order to help curb prosecutorial zeal and the over-reliance on prison as a solution to crime: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/02/overzealous_prosecutors_hold_them_accountable_by_defunding_state_prisons.html

The new US Attorney General recently made some pretty unusual statements about policing in and of minority communities: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/02/12/385785275/fbi-director-faces-hard-truths-of-policing-minority-communities

A response to Comey’s statements about policing and a campaign by a former Latino gang member to replace ‘stop and frisk’ with ‘stop and shake’: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/02/19/387479647/after-his-speech-on-race-and-police-complicated-feelings-in-comeys-hometown
A brief look into what it means to be a pregnant woman in prison, and the cost of incarceration in a broader sense: http://xcphilosophy.org/2015/02/24/beyond-shackling/
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