Could This Make Prisoner Treatment More Humane?

Robot guards!

Also: a bunch of prison-related articles in the Globe today, including: high concentration of Hell’s Angels credited for orderliness of Quebec prison (lesson: homogeneity is good for order); Canada’s new tough on crime laws apparently haven’t yet led to a big upswing in incarceration (encouraging news); life in Kingston Penitentiary.


Demographic Change Comes to South Korea

Forty per cent of men in rural areas have a foreign bride. As usual, diversity may prove problematic:

There are already growing concerns. Lim deplores the high dropout rate among biracial children and suggests they “face a future as the country’s permanent, racialized underclass.”