What would be the alternative? I think prisons could use some reforming, but I don't see the possibility of doing away with them.
Prisons do need some revising. I agree that prisoners should have some kind of work program so they also have to pay in. They get a bed, 3 meals a day, clothes, and do not have to do anything to earn that. Tax payers are getting their throats cut paying for people to have a free ride.
Doesnt matter if they did commit a crime, they should have to help pay for their expenses. There should be something done different. The prisons are now getting over crowded, which means more money to expand.
I think any country needs one, but what we have in the USA is lousy.
We imprison a far higher percentage of people than any other democratic country, often for non-violent crimes, wasting untold lives (and our tax dollars).
Fewer prisons, in which fewer prisoners did meanful work that would both pay back their debt to society and rehabilitate them, would make this country a better place.
by Stacie L 7 years ago
Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors' PrisonsBy Alain Sherter | CBS MoneyWatch Although the U.S. abolished debtors' prisons in the 1830s, more than a third of U.S. states allow the police to haul people in who don't pay all manner of debts, from bills for health care services to credit card and...
by Christopher Wanamaker 8 years ago
What grade would you give the prison system in America?
by karl 6 years ago
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?
by IDONO 6 years ago
Are the millions of people in our prison system considered in unemployment figures?Couldn't these people be used productively to produce products in the market that China does only because we can't compete? Not slave labor, but reward these prisoners in some way, make them productive, teach them...
by lizistanton 9 years ago
If a man commits a crime and sentenced to prison, he is sentenced to much more: sexual assault, physical assault, malnutrition, lack of medical care, pain, lack of mental health care and isolation from society. Of all the above, the only thing actually mandated by law is segregation...
by Debra Allen 6 years ago
What if it were God's will for a person to live in the prison system?What good will God give in that kind of situation?
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