November 20, 2011 -- Professor Sharon Dolovich commented on a plan by Riverside County to make inmates pay jail costs. Her comments appear in a Los Angeles Times article.
Sharon Dolovich, a law professor at UCLA, called the policy "wrongheaded," saying that some may be unable to make ends meet and may return to their criminal ways — winding up back in jail and ultimately costing the county more.
"What good is this doing other than making some people feel better?" said Dolovich, who teaches criminal and prison law. "The county should take the long view and think about the greater overall costs of failing to successfully reintegrate people into society."
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