Benjamin Rosenbaum

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Posted by David Moles at December 21, 2006 04:53 AM

Is it the loss of liberty itself, restriction of movement and all that, or is it the conditions in the prisons? Because there are places that make it nicer (less awful, really) for those people who are in prison, while they are waiting for the chance to get out.

We bust open our pishke at Rosh Hashanah time, count it out and then write a check (or, this year, donate on-line). I then traditionally leave the wrapped coins around my desk for several months. Perhaps it would be good to adopt a Solar New Year Tradition of taking the damned things to the bank already, so my Perfect Non-Reader doesn't keep asking how the charities can get the money without our sending it.


Posted by Vardibidian at December 21, 2006 11:02 AM

How about the Innocence Project:

The Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University is a non-profit legal clinic and criminal justice resource center. They work to exonerate the wrongfully convicted through postconviction DNA testing and to develop and implement reforms to prevent wrongful convictions.

Of course, she may be turned off by their focus on freeing only those who are wrongly convicted, but perhaps it's a start...?

Posted by Cecilia at December 27, 2006 04:00 PM

Tell Aviva she is well on her way to becoming youfish. Good one, Aviva!


PS The problem with opening all the prisons is that then, as well as your own young radical, there will be a HUGE number of free radicals wandering around out there.


Posted by Matt Hulan at December 27, 2006 04:38 PM

Also, this might be going out on a limb, but is that the kind of thing that Amnesty International is into?


Posted by Matt Hulan at December 27, 2006 10:30 PM

Aviva has been following the suggestions avidly. She was very excited at Mr. Moles's suggestion (not least that it was from him), but her interest flagged while reading the wikipedia links, since the various projects seemed mostly engaged in convincing everyone that prisons were a bad idea, a project she greeted with perhaps merited suspicion as to its efficacy, as opposed to just going and knocking down prisons.

She wanted to wait and see if anyone had a suggestion to that effect, but after a little more discussion about what that would entail (i.e. there are police officers whose job would be to shoot at people trying to bulldoze the prisons, and that ultimately this sort of thing can start a war), she began to cool on the idea. "Well, I don't want to start a war," she said.

Therefore I believe the Innocence Project is the current front-runner.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at December 29, 2006 09:13 AM

Be careful of posting these things on the Internet. I don't want my god daughter on some terrorist watch list.

I'm only half kidding

Posted by Jamey at April 16, 2007 02:41 PM

Attention DHS: My daughter may mellow with age.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at April 16, 2007 02:43 PM

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