Jan 112019

The last time he was attorney general, Barr proclaimed that only prisons reduce crime, and that we need a lot more of them. In 1992, a little less than a year into his new job, Attorney General William P. Barr added to the zeitgeist of “tough-on-crime” policies when he issued the Bush administration’s “24 Recommendations to Strengthen Criminal Justice.” Barr’s harsh approach, which included expanding capacity for pretrial detention and offsetting the cost of such…

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