Forum, Jul. 21, 1975

Curing Crime

To the Editors:

TIME'S report on crime [June 30] reminded me of the day a number of years ago when I went over to Alcatraz prison to visit my client Mickey Cohen. I asked Warden Johnson what program he had for rehabilitating these toughest of all convicts. He replied: "We don't rehabilitate; we just warehouse!"

Now, when I thought we were making progress in penology, we are back to this medieval dungeon system of warehousing. At least that is what most penologists in most states will tell you. Rehabilitation has been a...

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