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The following article was posted on November 8th, 2012, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 13, Issue 35 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 35

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Arroyo Grande

Evelyn Cole

Low-level felons crowd California prisons and are now transferred to local jails. My brother in Massachusetts suggests we place felons in stocks and pillories for several hours in the centers of towns before transferring them. Embarrassment, he says, is a greater deterrent to illegal behavior than the threat of incarceration. Do you agree?