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Upfront Blog Prison: civilization's 'dark flower'

We jail people when we have despaired of any other way of dealing with their abhorrent behavior. But the vast majority will one day re-enter civilized society. Does prison make it more or less likely they will fit in?

Gregory Bull/AP

Prisons have been around since the dawn of civilization. For all that time, prisons have been a dilemma. 

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