The HRW report seems to be getting a good amount of well-deserved positive attention. Sentencing Law & Policy links to the NPR coverage of the report. NPR also gave coverage to Familywatchdog.us to represent an opposition viewpoint (and one that comments here have serious problems with). According to familywatchdog's website, there full response was due on Sept. 17, but I don't see it there (edit: it looks like it will be uploaded onto this page). Right now, they seem to use a lot of angry, empty rhetoric, but I'm waiting to see if there is more substance to their criticisms.