As is often the case, I feel somewhat superfluous. My role is, I assume, to provide a brief period of peace while Peter Greenwood regains his equanimity. While the papers merit your attention, I won’t try to respond to them. Instead, I’ll respond to some of the things that have been said, and then put my own perspective on this issue to you.
I am skeptical of selective incapacitation’s ability to provide guidance for a mature response to prison overcrowding. I am equally skeptical that a”just deserts” theory of sentencing will help resolve the problem. I am further skeptical that you will find among my suggestions a response to the problem of prison overcrowding.
I understood death to be an essential part of life, but understanding this fact still didn’t make the experience of losing someone dear any easier.
As with juveniles, young adults (18-24) experience a diminished capacity for cognitive processing because the PFC and EFs continue to develop into the mid-20’s. This diminished capacity of young adults must be taken into consideration when sentencing people in this age
The kid’s name was Lil’ Yo—well, that’s what all his little buddies called him—and immediately his presence snagged my attention.
"The significance of going from a maximum-security prison to a medium one is profound."