Were Sigmund Freud alive and well, he would despair over the state of criminal justice in Connecticut. We've criminalized desire to such an extent that many of us are now criminals at some point or another. And rather that put the brakes on a system run amok, lawmakers are finding more and more ways to lock people up. Is the only business booming amid the recession the prison-industrial complex? A story in last week's Hartford Courant reported that a couple of dozen folks were arrested as part of a dawn sweep of convicted sex offenders. Many of those arrested were charged with the felony of failing to provide a correct address to the good folks managing the sex offender registry. Others, no doubt, were arrested for being too close to children; perhaps even for living with their own offspring.
One Hand Clapping
Justice System Ill-Served By Victorian Attitudes
The Connecticut Law Tribune
June 15, 2009
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