The above quote, an excerpt from UCLA Professor Mark Kleiman's Washington Monthly article titled "Jail Break: How smarter parole and probation can cut the nation's incarceration rate," raises interesting criminal justice issues. While just as much criticism exists of sentencing guidelines and the dissolution of judicial discretion, (see http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa458.pdf) Kleiman's analysis, particularly of Hawaii's HOPE program for probationers, appears exceedingly more timely and valuable given the state of corrections in California.
Kleiman on "Filling Up Prisons Without Fighting Crime":
"Jail Break: How smarter parole and probation can cut the nation's incarceration rate," available at: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2009/0907.kleiman.html.
"The Impact of Hawaii's HOPE Program on Drug Use, Crime and Recidivism," available at: http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/PSPP_HOPE_Brief_web.pdf.
When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, authored by Mark A.R. Kleiman, http://www.amazon.com/When-Brute-Force-Fails-Punishment/dp/0691142084.