An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Saturday, March 21, 2009

...and throw away the key

According to this article:
There are more people serving open-ended or life sentences in jails in England and Wales than the whole of Europe

I'd take the figures with a large pinch of salt, given the difficulty of comparing figures across several dozen states, and the difficulty of interpreting "open-ended or life sentences". (e.g. a 150-year sentence presumably doesn't count). Still, I'd love to see the real figures behind it.

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