Sunday, December 27, 2009
Good Judges Grappling With Meaningful Sentences
The Tennessean has a report today about two good Judges grappling in their own way with sentencing alternatives at the level of the misdemeanor crime intended to transform criminal outcomes into learning and rehabilitation in the first instance. Judge Eisentein uses essays, and the best essays are read from the podium to his courtroom filled with minor offenders. Judge Fishburn orders perpetrators to meet with the victims of crimes and seek non-monetary ways of helping victims. Cool, huh? Good judges, creatively addressing crime. Small law, it can change your perspective and your life.