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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Pat Nolan (Justice Fellowship)

On The Glenn Show, Pat describes his work as a minister in prison. Glenn asks how Pat reconciles his support for convicts with the rights of their victims. Pat explains some of the major incarceration policy reforms he has supported. Pat explains why even sensible reforms have often been controversial to enact. What role should morality play in the political process? Glenn points out that race is also a major factor in how we think about prison populations. Finally, why did former Senator Jim Webb‘s prison reform push never gain traction?

Recorded:Jan 29    Posted:Feb 5, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Feb 5, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Pat Nolan

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