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Imprisonment and programs for reformation of prisoners have proved too often to be incompatible. Reformation in prisons, George Bernard Shaw wrote, is really “a false excuse for wickedness.” Here is a study of the Catch-22 of modern prison life in the nation’s most populous state.
“There could be few follies more costly than to believe that Japan will ‘take over our responsibilities in Asia.’ Take them over she may seek to do, but in her own, not unknown manner, nobody else’s.”