Archives for November 2017

The Desire of No Desire

"Accusations of serious criminality, especially alleged sexual wrongdoing, are often their own convictions in the high court of public opinion because the stigma is so severe, and because definitively proving innocence in a disputed sex case often is impossible." Community of the Falsely Accused "It may be that innocent people are being convicted, but we ought to be more worried about the guilty who might get away." Sir William Utting Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Social Work "Here we have a penal system that was racist in many respects, discriminatory arrests and sentences, conditions of work, modes of punishment. The persistence of the prison as the main form of punishment, … [Read more...]