The Wall Street Journal printed an editorial criticizing the US Supreme Court for upholding an order requiring California to reduce its prison overcrowding to no more than 137.5% of capacity within 2 years. This letter to the editor takes the opposite position, and suggests that the WSJ could do its readers a favor by supporting policies that reduce recidivism, rather than policies that lock up more people.

The letter suggests that such policies don’t require more tax dollars. They require opportunities for inmates to help themselves. The letter asks WSJ to use the power of the press in support of such measures. Read the letter…

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