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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.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2013/06/with-overcrowded-prisons-and-under-court-order-italy-is-the-california-of-europe-when-it-comes-to-pu.html

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