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THE FRAME: Voting rights and a second chance 21 January, 2009 By Bryan Lower Repeat-offenders are a drag on state budgets and a danger to the public. We can take steps to fix the problem, and ex-felon voting rights is a good place to start One of the most urgent riddles in the criminal justice field is recidivism. We punish offenders for breaking the law, then we send them back out on the streets to offend again. The old way of thinking assumes that fear of punishment will cause people to avoid criminality. If ever there was a failed idea, it is that one. Read the entire article here: ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Sleep 21 January, 2009 By Mary Atwood A Poem In sleep, I slowly drift Towards nowhere I know, Though I have been there So many times before. Read the entire poem here: ... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------