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Is prison sentencing soft on criminals hard on society?


Has softer punishments made society more dangerous and do criminals still fear going to prison? Are there any workable alternatives or should we just accept the situation as it is?

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LandmarkWealth says

3 years ago
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    karl (Silverspeeder) 3 years ago

    I agree with what you say but I believe there should still be Punishment, rehabilitation and release with prisons for varying degrees of crime.


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Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) says

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    karl (Silverspeeder) 3 years ago

    The problem is of course is that if there is no punishment then yet is no reason not to commit crime. If criminals think there will be benefits from crime they will do it all the more. The countries you talk about reserve jobs for the rehabilitated.

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    karl (Silverspeeder) 3 years ago

    I did notice that the UK reoffending rates are higher than the US yet we consider our prisons softer than the US model.

    The opportunities in the countries you mention are a lot better than those to prisoners released in the US or UK.


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Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) says

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Cas Merchant says

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