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Old 03-20-2015, 12:56 AM
 
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America's prison state is a disaster. One percent of the adult population is behind bars, and corrections is squeezing higher education out of state budgets. We have five times as many people in prison as we ever had before 1980, and five times as many (per capita) as any other advanced democracy.

We don?t need to keep criminals in prison to punish them - Vox
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:11 AM
 
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lots of problems i see with this guys approach to punishing people.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:47 AM
 
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More education = less crime.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:27 AM
 
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America's prison state is a disaster. One percent of the adult population is behind bars, and corrections is squeezing higher education out of state budgets. We have five times as many people in prison as we ever had before 1980, and five times as many (per capita) as any other advanced democracy.

We don?t need to keep criminals in prison to punish them - Vox
1% translates into 3 million! The U.S. of A. needs 3+ million bullets, which is about 1 million dollars and the problem is solved. Very cheap indeed. But wait, half of them are probably innocent.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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More education = less crime.
i would have agreed wholeheartedly with this 30 years ago, less so today. there is a greater level of education, yet more people behind bars these days.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:39 AM
 
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We are too tough on crime time to lighten up.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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We are too tough on crime time to lighten up.
IMO, if it's not a felony, sentence should be house arrest. Only felons should be behind prison bars, nobody else
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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IMO, if it's not a felony, sentence should be house arrest. Only felons should be behind prison bars, nobody else
Time to make peace with drugs.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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We are too tough on crime time to lighten up.
Tell that to victims of crime.
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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More education = less crime.

less poverty less crime.
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