Judge Mark Bennett, my dear friend, and Professor Mark Osler have written a powerful op-ed entitled America’s Mass Incarceration: The hidden costs. It appears in yesterday’s Minneapolis StarTribune.
Mark W. Bennett has been a federal judge in the Northern District of Iowa since 1994. Mark Osler is a former federal prosecutor and a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. They really know what they are talking about. While I don’t necessarily agree with everything they wrote, I agree with the thrust of the piece. In any event, the op-ed is a must read for anyone who is serious about federal criminal law.