Friday, February 4, 2011
Chris Beam at Slate has written a piece entitled, "Hard Time," about the so-called "giant" Dutch prisoner who is challenging his comparatively tiny conditions of confinement under the European Convention on Human Rights. (See also here). Beam also describes some of the academic commentary on the issues raised by the case, including my discussion in "The Subjective Experience of Punishment."
I'm told that the prisoner may receive a decision in his case as early as February 8. So stay tuned! (Cross-posted.)