Four Links

Perhaps slightly off topic, but I wanted to share these stories with you.

–BitcoDavid

50th Anniversary of the escape from Alcatraz. The New York Times posted two excellent pieces on this milestone in Criminal Justice History.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/us/anniversary-of-a-mystery-at-alcatraz.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23_20120610

And the accompanying slide show.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/06/09/us/20120610_alcatraz.html

More on solitary confinement from Truthout.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/9673-everything-legal-is-not-moral-why-were-taking-solitary-confinement-to-court

AlterNet discusses the trend towards jailing teens.

http://www.alternet.org/story/155747/what_does_it_say_about_america_that_we_jail_teens_for_having_sex_or_being_late_to_school_?akid=8913.79351.cQ8CIK&rd=1&t=1

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