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On jail and prison, Hogan applies Rodricks' Law

On jail and prison, Hogan applies Rodricks' Law

Nobody asked me, but Gov. Larry Hogan's decisions not to rebuild the Baltimore City Detention Center and to downsize the state prison in Hagerstown sound like the way to go. I invoke Rodricks' Law on this. It's a variation on Parkinson's Law, which states that "work expands to fill the time available for its completion." Rodricks' law states: "Prisoner population expands to fill the space available for them." Basically, if we build it, they will come. I realize that saying fewer cells means fewer prisoners sounds like wishful thinking, but we went too long the other way. It's well past time to focus on smarter sentencing, alternative sentencing, and a holistic approach...

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