Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Prison gerrymandering give rural areas more electoral clout.
Politico: Another right-wing sheriff gravitates toward the spotlight.
The New Yorker: A shadowy, abusive corrections system for kids.
Each year, some fifty thousand adolescents in the U.S. are sent to a constellation of residential centers—wilderness programs, boot camps, behavior-modification facilities, and religious treatment courses—that promise to combat a broad array of unwanted behaviors. There are no federal laws or agencies regulating these centers. In 2007, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that, in the previous seventeen years, there had been thousands of allegations of abuse in the troubled-teen industry, and warned that it could not find “a single Web site, federal agency, or other entity that collects comprehensive nationwide data.” The next year, George Miller, a member of Congress from California, championed the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act, which tried to create national safety standards and a system for investigating reports of abuse and neglect at the schools. But the law never passed the Senate.
Slate: President's Supreme Court commission walked right into the legitimacy trap.
The Washington Post: A woman was missing for 12 days before police found her inside a police van, dead.
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