Old Methods Didn't Work, But Maybe New Ones Will & A Police Chief Examines Theory of Long-Term Incarceration

Old Methods Didn't Work, But Maybe New Ones Will & A Police Chief Examines Theory of Long-Term Incarceration

by: Kenneth L. Hardy, Jerry V. Wilson | publication date: February 4, 1972 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A14

 My own observation is that incarceration serves [a] purpose that is now being lost, and that is the purpose of preventing the offenders from committing a crime while he is incarcerated.  But the whole method of dealing with persons that are convicted of crimes has sort of taken a tone of arguments that one: incarceration does not serve to rehabilitate... and two: incarceration is not dignified treatment... and then, three: that incarceration is a method that is useful for compensating victims of crimes.  

Two companion opinion pieces (by police and corrections officials) to "Rehabilitation: A Frayed Hope."

Washington Post - noticed on "shame of prisons" series