Sunday, July 25, 2010

Novel approach: reading courses as an alternative to prison | Society | The Guardian

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Novel approach: reading courses as an alternative to prison | Society | The Guardian: "With one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, and the death penalty, the US state of Texas seems the last place to embrace a liberal-minded alternative to prison. But when Mitchell Rouse was convicted of two drug offences in Houston, the former x-ray technician who faced a 60-year prison sentence – reduced to 30 years if he pleaded guilty – was instead put on probation and sentenced to read."