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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"With overcrowded prisons and under court order, Italy is the California of Europe when it comes to punishment practices"

Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy has this post, excerpting an article from International Business Times. From the article, a familiar story:

Prisons across Europe are facing an overcrowding crisis -- a manifestation of at least three trends: tougher sentencing by judges (particularly for drug-related offenses), a painfully slow justice system and lack of money to build new facilities to accommodate the excess number of inmates.

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