CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Prisons have always struck fear in people’s hearts. From the dawn of history they have been used to lock human beings away who have either been anti-social or run afoul of somebody’s politics. Next to torture and taking someone’s life, incarceration is the severest penalty society has for miscreants and dissenters. Prisons
It is a modern symbol of arbitrary power that ignores due process and the rule of law.