Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Justice Kennedy calls for Prison Reform
According to the AP, U.S. Supreme” Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a U.S. House Commtte that 'American prisons rely too much on holding inmates in isolation and that the corrections system is "broken" in many respects.
At a hearing on Monday to discuss the Supreme Court's budget, "Kennedy told lawmakers that the country does not spend enough time thinking about making prisons more humane.
Kennedy says solitary confinement "literally drives men mad."
He is the author of the court's opinion in 2011 that ordered California to cut its inmate population to deal with unconstitutional prison conditions caused by overcrowding.""