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just wonderin

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Dec 29, 2010
 
What do yall think about prentiss county drug court

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Dec 29, 2010
 
as long as it offers an alternative to prison for users im sort of for it, but i am against any kind of penalty for cannabis, for grown ups of legal age anyway. its sort of a step in the right direction as i believe those that are caught with say, personal amount of meth or heroin, or even prescription meds in small amounts should be steered toward getting off of hard drugs instead of jailed and labeled a criminal for the rest of their lives. im mixed on this one
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Dec 30, 2010
 
I was against it at first because all the criminals keep gettin away with it timie after time. People like jumping bob that think its ok to use meth as long as its
"PERSONAL USE" on jurys dont help. Ive seen people get caught selling three or four times get house arrest and drug court. They get off and get caught a few weeks later amd get it again. That makes me against it.
But i have also saw the few that it helped and that makes it worth the time and effort If it helps someone be productive, get a job, and able to be a good person or parent again!

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Dec 30, 2010
 
ha im the last person who thinks meth is ok in any amount, but to think they can stop people from using it by fear of incarceration has proved unsuccessful, i believe they should turn their resources toward irradicating the sources of it, i believe in HARSH penalties for meth producers and those trafficking in large amounts. you completely missed the part where i said users should be steered toward recovery and not jailed with animals that rape and kill as a way of life. You obviously know very little about the actual workings of our local justice system, a drug case will never make it to a jury, the defendant will always take a guilty plea and reduced sentence rather than face a jury and get the maximum penalty. i really am against all hard drugs, but i also believe eighty years of fighting drugs obviously hasn't worked and has created a whole new kind of gangster, not like the semi good guys of the failed alcohol prohibition, much more vicious. human beings will always use drugs, why should we continue to put the supply and distribution in the hands of killers. if not for the drug laws as they are today we would not have the kind of problems we have now.

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Jan 2, 2011
 
Lock them all up!!! The first time!

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Just me wrote:
Lock them all up!!! The first time!
and you also want to pay to feed them, house them, hire people to control them, prison terms should be for those who sell on a large scale or manufacture meth or coke or heroin, not for users. drugs are nothing new, they have been around since the dawn of man and will be around til the twilight of the same. if i came up to you and said i want us all to invest millions upon millions of dollars to eradicate milk thistle because it could make your children deathly ill, and i said that we have been working for eighty years to eradicate this weed but it is still out there available now, you might say im not gonna give you any money to get rid of milk thistle when you obviously havent been able to do anything about it in 8 decades. so why should we continue to pay to eradicate something that can never be eradicated? society is chasing shadows here and prohibition has done nothing but create a vast black market of criminals that currently are threatening our safety. alcohol prohibition should have been our wake up call, that no amount of laws can dictate whether or not someone will use a drug.
its just foolish to think otherwise when the evidence is right in front of us. despite DECADES of prohibition it is just as easy to get any drug you want as it ever has been. the government says drugs are "controlled substances", but i ask you all to ask this question - who controls these substances? the answer is that drug dealers and cartels control the substances and who has access to them. if we put the control in the hands of licensed business or clinics who dispense hard drugs in a safe environment with the goal of steering users toward cleaning up then society will truly be in control of the substance, not the other way around. i know its hard for some of you to wrap your minds around such a drastic change in policy because you have been brainwashed since birth to believe that drugs are evil and your government somehow can rid us of this evil but just look around and you can see what prohibition has done for us, crack dealers on every other street corner, heroin being sold by kids and outlaws. that is the product of prohibition, how much longer can we sit by and say that the drug war is winning when it clearly is not.
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Jan 16, 2011
 
A joke really they send people to prison for doing drugs and you pay for it save the money on them drug test who cares the whole freakn world is on drugs.
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Jan 17, 2011
 
Just me wrote:
Lock them all up!!! The first time!
I'm on drug court. First offense and a nonviolent crime! I pay my drug tests (which keep YOU from paying taxes from when people go to the pen) and I'm VERY PROUD to say that drug court has helped me A LOT and I've been 4 months clean and going back to school to get my life on track, wouldn't be able to do that in the pen. You're just a haterrrr. I'm thankful Judge Pounds started drug court.
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Jan 17, 2011
 

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I'm not a hater I am an individual who realizes life is about choices. You chose to do drugs just like others choose not to do drugs. You know drugs are illegal so you should pay the price. Your not going to get a pat on the back, job well done, or good for you from me that you have changed your life. Your the one that messed it up in the first place. It's all about taking responsibility for committing a crime. You are a criminal!!
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I've never did illegal drugs but i will give psssh a pat on the back. If there is one more person clean and they can help others realize there is a better world other than drugs then that is a plus for all of us. Psssh knows they are a criminal and are taking responsibility for there actions (hence drug court).

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first off, let me let you straight folks in on a little secret, drug use isn't the problem, it's the
symptom. it could be the symptom of childhood abuse, maybe the symptom of seeing your mother beaten to death in front of you by a drunk stepdad,
could be a symptom of molestation, or a symptom of losing a child. until you find the root problem an addict will not be able to shed the symptom, getting to the root problem doesn't come from prison, it comes from intensive therapy and breaking down the walls that cause them to recede inside themselves. until we as a society start to look at drug use as a symptom of an underlying hurt and not a sinful behavior to punish there is little we can do to stop the overall drug problem we have now. so that being said...

completing his drug court requirements IS taking responsibility for his crime, JM, as he is completing the sentence the judge gave him. it costs fifty dollars or more per day to house an inmate, with the drug court the state actually RECEIVES money from the offender. getting people off hard drugs is better in the long run than lengthy prison sentences for simple possession or use. leo's should be going after the top level distributors and not the users, think of it this way, a city may have a handful of top level dealers, but a thousand users, so what is more effective, targeting and taking out five top dealers or trying to bust as many of the thousand users as they can? by busting the dealers you only have to pay to incarcerate five people, by busting the users you have to jail hundreds at a premium cost and you do NOTHING to hamper the supply. when you take into account that the government doesn't control the supply and therefore doesn't have the power to keep it away from anyone and you get a recipe for fiscal and societal disaster. the drug laws themselves are to blame for the level of use and crime we have today. look at what happened when they banned alcohol, almost overnight criminal organizations now controlled the supply of alcohol to a VERY thirsty nation. this is parallel to what we are seeing in the streets today, banning the substances created the drug trade as we know it. every junkie you see selling the last piece of his soul for another hit of heroin is the result of the failed "war on drugs", every police officer that gives up his life trying to apprehend a user or raid a dealer is a victim of the drug policy, every child who's home is destroyed by meth is a victim of the current drug laws. every citizen who has to lock their doors out of fear is a victim of the drug policies. hard drugs are definitely bad for all parties concerned, but i think the way we have gone about handling these substances and the problems that come along with them have done much more harm than good. i mean come on, they have been fighting the "war on drugs" as hard as they can since the Nixon administration and have made no headway in reducing either supply or demand, i say its time to do an about face and try to salvage what little we can from the whole prohibition mess.
and good job psssh, you got a second chance, now go and prove all the "haters" wrong by living well.
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Jan 18, 2011
 
Just me wrote:
I'm not a hater I am an individual who realizes life is about choices. You chose to do drugs just like others choose not to do drugs. You know drugs are illegal so you should pay the price. Your not going to get a pat on the back, job well done, or good for you from me that you have changed your life. Your the one that messed it up in the first place. It's all about taking responsibility for committing a crime. You are a criminal!!
Drug Court is an intense probation. Do you have a problem with probation?? and I don't want a pat on the back from you, your opinion means less than nothing. I'm just letting you know that Drug Court is a great program... and I'm paying for what I did. Paying drug court every month, staying in this hell hole town two more years because I can't leave, paying back the people I hurt. I don't think you have any say in how the law works, so you might as well just keep your opinion to yourself. because it isnt helping anything besides make you look like a hater.

and yes, drugs are illegal, but so it not wearing your seat belt.. not having car insurance. and do you even know why marijuana is illegal?? because special interest groups (oil companies) lobby for its ban back in the day because cannabis seeds were used a fuel... thats why its illegal. so don't talk to me about what's illegal and what's not because i know the law, and i chose to break it, just like you do when you don't wear your seat belt.
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Jan 18, 2011
 
billy brit wrote:
first off, let me let you straight folks in on a little secret, drug use isn't the problem, it's the
symptom. it could be the symptom of childhood abuse, maybe the symptom of seeing your mother beaten to death in front of you by a drunk stepdad,
could be a symptom of molestation, or a symptom of losing a child. until you find the root problem an addict will not be able to shed the symptom, getting to the root problem doesn't come from prison, it comes from intensive therapy and breaking down the walls that cause them to recede inside themselves. until we as a society start to look at drug use as a symptom of an underlying hurt and not a sinful behavior to punish there is little we can do to stop the overall drug problem we have now. so that being said...
completing his drug court requirements IS taking responsibility for his crime, JM, as he is completing the sentence the judge gave him. it costs fifty dollars or more per day to house an inmate, with the drug court the state actually RECEIVES money from the offender. getting people off hard drugs is better in the long run than lengthy prison sentences for simple possession or use. leo's should be going after the top level distributors and not the users, think of it this way, a city may have a handful of top level dealers, but a thousand users, so what is more effective, targeting and taking out five top dealers or trying to bust as many of the thousand users as they can? by busting the dealers you only have to pay to incarcerate five people, by busting the users you have to jail hundreds at a premium cost and you do NOTHING to hamper the supply. when you take into account that the government doesn't control the supply and therefore doesn't have the power to keep it away from anyone and you get a recipe for fiscal and societal disaster. the drug laws themselves are to blame for the level of use and crime we have today. look at what happened when they banned alcohol, almost overnight criminal organizations now controlled the supply of alcohol to a VERY thirsty nation. this is parallel to what we are seeing in the streets today, banning the substances created the drug trade as we know it. every junkie you see selling the last piece of his soul for another hit of heroin is the result of the failed "war on drugs", every police officer that gives up his life trying to apprehend a user or raid a dealer is a victim of the drug policy, every child who's home is destroyed by meth is a victim of the current drug laws. every citizen who has to lock their doors out of fear is a victim of the drug policies. hard drugs are definitely bad for all parties concerned, but i think the way we have gone about handling these substances and the problems that come along with them have done much more harm than good. i mean come on, they have been fighting the "war on drugs" as hard as they can since the Nixon administration and have made no headway in reducing either supply or demand, i say its time to do an about face and try to salvage what little we can from the whole prohibition mess.
and good job psssh, you got a second chance, now go and prove all the "haters" wrong by living well.
Well said
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Feb 22, 2011
 
Chances wrote:
I've never did illegal drugs but i will give psssh a pat on the back. If there is one more person clean and they can help others realize there is a better world other than drugs then that is a plus for all of us. Psssh knows they are a criminal and are taking responsibility for there actions (hence drug court).
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Feb 22, 2011
 
My daughter went to it, its not bad
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Feb 22, 2011
 
We have a drug court??
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Sep 28, 2012
 
Well I for one thank God for putting Drug Court in my path,it gave me another chance to change my life,I was using either drugs or alcohol for 33years of my life,I have been clean for 4years now,I have 4 beautiful daughters and almost 11 grandchildren,a very good Christian husband,so yea God sent drug court to Prentiss county and other places to help people like me who thought we could never change,somebody does care,a lot more people care than we think,we just have to make a step forward and give life a chance,always keep God first cause He didn't leave us ,we left Him,and He wants us back,now I can say I have a life,and a good one. It's not always easy,but now I know where to turn,and that's up!!!! Thank You Drug Court and most of all Thank You God!!!!!
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Oct 1, 2012
 
billy brit wrote:
first off, let me let you straight folks in on a little secret, drug use isn't the problem, it's the
symptom. it could be the symptom of childhood abuse, maybe the symptom of seeing your mother beaten to death in front of you by a drunk stepdad,
could be a symptom of molestation, or a symptom of losing a child. until you find the root problem an addict will not be able to shed the symptom, getting to the root problem doesn't come from prison, it comes from intensive therapy and breaking down the walls that cause them to recede inside themselves. until we as a society start to look at drug use as a symptom of an underlying hurt and not a sinful behavior to punish there is little we can do to stop the overall drug problem we have now. so that being said...

completing his drug court requirements IS taking responsibility for his crime, JM, as he is completing the sentence the judge gave him. it costs fifty dollars or more per day to house an inmate, with the drug court the state actually RECEIVES money from the offender. getting people off hard drugs is better in the long run than lengthy prison sentences for simple possession or use. leo's should be going after the top level distributors and not the users, think of it this way, a city may have a handful of top level dealers, but a thousand users, so what is more effective, targeting and taking out five top dealers or trying to bust as many of the thousand users as they can? by busting the dealers you only have to pay to incarcerate five people, by busting the users you have to jail hundreds at a premium cost and you do NOTHING to hamper the supply. when you take into account that the government doesn't control the supply and therefore doesn't have the power to keep it away from anyone and you get a recipe for fiscal and societal disaster. the drug laws themselves are to blame for the level of use and crime we have today. look at what happened when they banned alcohol, almost overnight criminal organizations now controlled the supply of alcohol to a VERY thirsty nation. this is parallel to what we are seeing in the streets today, banning the substances created the drug trade as we know it. every junkie you see selling the last piece of his soul for another hit of heroin is the result of the failed "war on drugs", every police officer that gives up his life trying to apprehend a user or raid a dealer is a victim of the drug policy, every child who's home is destroyed by meth is a victim of the current drug laws. every citizen who has to lock their doors out of fear is a victim of the drug policies. hard drugs are definitely bad for all parties concerned, but i think the way we have gone about handling these substances and the problems that come along with them have done much more harm than good. i mean come on, they have been fighting the "war on drugs" as hard as they can since the Nixon administration and have made no headway in reducing either supply or demand, i say its time to do an about face and try to salvage what little we can from the whole prohibition mess.
and good job psssh, you got a second chance, now go and prove all the "haters" wrong by living well.
first of all for u know everything. Some people who r junkies so u say have had a childhood we dream of. It's the person. Stop blaming it on circumstances. I had a really bad childhood I work 2 jobs and in college getting my masters and not on drugs!
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Mar 10, 2013
 
Im in drug court, and im very thankful i was giving the chance to go. My life has changed in so meny ways,and for the people who think we should be in prison,it can happen to some one you love at any time,then you will be glad there is a place like this,were thay can get help,not throwed in prison qnd forgot. Because its not just court thay help you in anyway thay can,from treament to getting a job. I got on drugs because of the pain from fibromyalga. I been clean 2 years and 4 mo. It really works.
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Mar 11, 2013
 
its great that drug court has helped cone of u in positive ways but i know idiots that's just used that and took it for granted but its nice to see some positive news on here good luck and congrats to u

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