Reaching for a new fix to an old problem

Gest, Ted
February 1994
U.S. News & World Report;2/7/94, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p8
Discusses how conservative activist John Carlson, fed up with violence by repeat criminals, has thought up a remedy--life in prison for three-time offenders. How his concept has reached the highest level of politics, where officials are scrambling to meet the crime-induced anger of voters; Why the simple-sounding solution may benefit from further reflection; Importance of crime prevention in addition to punishment.


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