Ed Driscoll

Great Moments In Progressive Penitentiary Science

Betsy Newmark has a lengthy post on the background of Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Gail Mangum and wonders:

Since when is the penalty for stealing a car, drunken driving, and trying to run down a police deputy just two weekends in jail? I’d be interested in knowing if that was the standard sentence in Durham at the time for such crimes.

Read the whole thing.

Update: Related thoughts from Neo-Neocon.