Going about one’s day becomes more challenging when one is confronted with articles such as this, describing a situation that is shameful for society and tragic for individuals and families. In our war on drugs, zealotry, government bullying, and perhaps no small component of self-interest and greed have combined to place the US as number one in incarceration rates among all nations.
Who is served by this situation and why is it tolerated at all? The manifest injustice of indeterminate sentencing for non-violent crimes that are clearly disproportionate to sentences for assaults, serious theft, and other matters where there is serious victimization and deprivation of the rights of others is compelling. Read the comments by readers for more insight.