Diane Dimond

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The Cost of Burying Forgotten Souls

 

(Debra Saunders is off today. The following column is by Diane Dimond.) Sources say the average cost of a North American funeral these days is between $7,000 and $10,000. Imagine, then, what it costs each state to bury inmates who die in prison, those whose bodies are unclaimed by family members. Just like the population […]

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Unequally Applied Justice Isn’t Justice at All

 

Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Diane Dimond. Later this month, one of the most powerful men ever to have served in the U.S. House of Representatives will face a federal judge to learn his fate. Dennis Hastert has pleaded guilty to evading U.S. banking laws, illegally structuring payouts […]

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Rape Matters — So Does Catching Rapists

 

Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Diane Dimond. So get this. Top justice officials have figured out a way to make the bad guys finance programs that help solve crimes. It’s such a unique solution to a long-standing problem that I just have to share. The district attorney’s office […]

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Easing Prison Overcrowding: Who Wins Early Release and Who Doesn’t?

 

Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Diane Dimond. It’s easy to understand the intent behind the current move to reduce prison overcrowding, but are we sure we’re doing it right? In 2010, when President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act to reduce federal prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders […]

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