Re: The new, kinder, agency.
Posted by notonyourlife on December 25, 2017, 9:39 pm, in reply to "Re: The new, kinder, agency."
Bingo! I worked in corrections for 26 years. The entire time I heard people talk about kinder, gentler agencies the as if it were something new. |
Truth be told, Kinder & Gentler began in the 1960s with several decisive US Supreme Court decisions and spread to the various states & the feds at different times and velocities as quickly as activists could get cases in front of the right judges.
In Texas it began with Ruiz, and it's been downhill ever since. Remember that, as a result of Ruiz, in the middle 1980s TDC went from being the safest prison system in the US to the deadliest in one year's time. Thanks to Ruiz and federal judge Willie Wayne Justice.