NOTES ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE
We cruelly abuse those convicted of crimes. Some who are convicted protest their innocence. Some of these are later found to have been telling the truth. Others plead guilty in plea bargains despite being innocent. This eases our consciences, but does not necessarily promote justice.
This is from You Are Going to Prison by Jim Hogshire:
“The plea bargain is what keeps the courts going at all. Without them, the ‘justice system’ would