Fascinating article in the New York Times Magazine by Chris Suellentrop on the evangelical right's newfound interest in prison and sentencing reform. Moved by the success of Chuck Colson's prison ministry, religious right stalwarts like Sam Brownback, Rick Santorum, and others are starting to see the damage done by "tough on crime" policies such as mandatory minimums and the abolition of parole.

Bully to them. This is a heartening development.