Imagine This -- Détente Between the Right and the Left On Prison Reform!
June 26, 2013
Can you imagine political conservatives advocating prison reform? It is hard to imagine if you are old enough to remember the infamous Willie Horton ads from the 1988 U.S.Presidential race. Willie Horton was a convicted murderer who did not return from furlough, and ultimately committed assault, armed robbery and rage. The campaign of George H.W. Bush seized on the case of Willie Horton in an effort to portray Democratic candidate, Michael Dukakis, as soft on crime. [...]