The Atlantic: Why Second Chances for Prisoners Are So Hard to Come By

In Conor Friedersdorf recent article on mass incarceration in the United States he applies ideas from David Schmidtz 2005 book, The Elements of Justice, to prison reform. “It is conventional,” Schmidtz writes, “that what we deserve depends on what we do, and that we deserve no credit for what we do until we do it.” But as he sees it, counterintuitively, “We sometimes deserve X on the basis of what we do after receiving X.”

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Published Date: 

02/07/2020 - 8:34am