Shawn Griffith

May 5, 2014
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January 5, 1971 – May 3, 2014  by J. Patrick O’Connor  In the preface to his amazing book on prison reform, Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong: an Ex-Con’s View of the Mistakes and the Solutions, Shawn Ramey Griffith wrote, “By the time many...
Apr 8, 2013
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Since the “War on Drugs” was launched in the mid-1980s, accompanied by mandatory-minimum sentences for drug offenders, the U.S. prison population has exploded from under 900,000 to 2.3 million prisoners. With correction budgets consumed by building new prisons and staffing...
Jan 14, 2013
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Jan. 14, 2013 How do so many illegal drugs get smuggled into prisons all over the United States? The author spent 20 years in various Florida prisons and tells how. by Shawn R. Griffith There is a drug epidemic inside America’s corrections system. While serving 20 years...
Nov 7, 2012
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Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong is a massive, thoughtful book written by someone from inside "the belly of the beast," who knows from years of personal experience what works and what doesn't. Ironically, most prisons today are not set up to rehabilitate...