Stories by Sylvia Clute

After several years as a trial lawyer, Sylvia Clute became disillusioned with the legal system and began her search for a better way. She founded, led, and served as an advisor to numerous community and statewide initiatives. A pioneer in legal reform, she spearheaded changes in Virginia's laws relating to women and children. Her new book, Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality, is he first work of nonfiction. She lives with her family in Richmond, Va. You can find her online at subscribe to Sylvia Clute's feed

Posted on: Jun 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

With 2.3 million people in America's prison system, we've literally become our own jailers. It's time to call for a compassionate -- and more effective -- judicial system.