I have very little to say about the paper delivered by Mr. Solomon because I find myself in complete agreement with most of his suggestions. I will comment, however, that the most important suggestion related to reducing prison populations was for prison administrators to become much more active in the political process. Although this is the most important line of attack against overcrowding, there is a strong reluctance on the part of prison administrators to influence the political process in this direction. They are more comfortable asking for more money to expand.
The area that I want to talk about, which was not touched upon in the preceding paper and which is the most serious problem, is managing the crowded prison. Prison administrators are now faced with the reality of an exploding prison population and the aggravated problem of running a prison under totally new conditions. I am very pessimistic about how they will accomplish this.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.
As I started to look at mixed income housing, I realized that it was a strategy to manage the discrimination in the larger society.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.