Unbroken film review – Angelina Jolie’s tribute to a great spirit

The film, Unbroken, the epic story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini, was released this Christmas Day. Based on the eponymous and gripping book by Laura Hillenbrand, Angelina Jolie’s inaugural film as a director is a worthy film to see. As stated at the … Continue reading

Sense of Balance – Astounding criminal justice inconsistencies

I love Eddie Izzard. Do you? In one of his absolutely best skits, dressed in his executive transvestite garb, in Dressed to Kill, Izzard says that we all know how to name and punish someone who murders one or several people. … Continue reading

Thriller Dance at Cebu Prison on the Road?

The now celebrated Cebu Prison (Philippines) Thriller Dance video, first uploaded on YouTube just last July, has now been viewed nearly 11 million times. Wow. According to the this Jan 15 Herald Tribune article, the beat goes on (thanks for … Continue reading

Norway quota for women on corporate boards

I read with interest about Norway’s legislated quota for women’s presence on publicly traded private limited liability (“ASA”) corporate boards. The improvements in equality on boards in Norway were not coming fast enough*, so, in 2005, the government put in … Continue reading

Quebec paves way in managing delinquency

Le Monde published an article in October (6th), entitled, ” Le Quebec en exemple,” in which it wrote about the Quebec [role] model for handling criminality. The article, subtitled “the challenge of prevention,” focuses on their efforts with regard to … Continue reading

Norway – Greening of the prison

Following my last post, (How Green Are You?), on the topic of being green, going to have to give a plug for our Norwegian friends, whose government have decided to render Bastoey, one of its low security prisons, “ecologically friendly.” … Continue reading

The wild world of the web

As many of you know, I have been researching and writing a book about my grandfather, Lt. Minter Dial, after whom I was named. In the continuing pursuit of information, the internet seems to provides endless new sources. Since my … Continue reading