New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

By Sam Easter
North Dakota Newspaper Association 

Then and now: The political sea changes that built North Dakota's prisons

 

August 12, 2019

Editor's note: This second installment of a five-part series that has been sponsored by the North Dakota Newspaper Association and the "Grand Fork Herald" explores trends trends from the tough-on-crime 1990s and trace how policy leaders have changed their thinking at the local and national levels from then until now.

Additional installments of this series are available to readers on the "Transcript" website at www.transcriptpublishing.com

In early 1995, North Dakota parole officer David Birrenkott told state leaders about a very, very busy criminal. This man had been on a decades-long crim...



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