This is the only issue that I think I have any agreement with Lawrence on (otherwise I literally can't stand the guy's politics). Basically the same case with Booker, the guy is right that our massive incarceration rates are a huge drain on us morally and monetarily. The problem is nearly every other issue the guy touts.
“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton