Reforming prisons

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Summary: <p><span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">Prisons, as a British politician once said, are an expensive way of making bad people worse. Rather than locking up as many people for as long as possible, governments should seek to combine punishment, deterrence and rehabilitation. Some already are</span></p>