President Obama Takes On the Prison Crisis – Editorial – The New York Times

French Foreign Legionnaires coming back from a...

French Foreign Legionnaires coming back from a Bastille day military parade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read editorial article published by the NYT. Check it out!

via President Obama Takes On the Prison Crisis – The New York Times.

Given Obama’s record, it not clear to me what he can do to improve the US’s prison crisis.

Compared to most advanced democracies, the US has a large percentage of people in prison, especially colored people.

Of course, the crime is related to the opportunities open to certain sections of US society.

Perhaps, the US needs the equivalent of the famous French Foreign Legion? Join the US Foreign Legion and receive an amnesty for all crimes?

Thoughts?