13 February 2006

Will Women Pave The Way For Compassion?

The earliest overtime and worker's safety laws were limited to women. Now, California is considering more community based and less harsh punishments for women in its prisons, who now typically serve prison sentences for relatively minor non-violent crimes. Perhaps, as in the case of labor law, policy makers will learn from this experience that what is good for the goose is also good for the gander, and use it as a basis for wider ranging reform of sentencing practices for minor non-violent felonys in general.

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