Prisons 'about to blow'?

Prisons 'about to blow'?

There are 41 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Feb 16, 2011, titled Prisons 'about to blow'?. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Violent or destructive incidents involving six or more inmates in Ohio prisons have almost quadrupled in just three years.

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The rubber homewrecker

Delaware, OH

#1 Feb 16, 2011
No,but I am sure there's quite a few guys in there that will!
Balls Deep

Grove City, OH

#2 Feb 16, 2011
Lindsey Lohan has shown us that grand theft in cali is $950.00 so perhaps it is time to raise the limit.
Stuck in the Stone Age

Atlanta, GA

#3 Feb 16, 2011
If we deported all of the illegal immigrants within the jails and prisons, they wouldn't be overcrowded. Kind of like how school classrooms wouldn't be. Or the wait at the emergency room would be reduced. Amazing isn't it?

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#4 Feb 16, 2011
Nope. No guns in bars. Too dangerous.
Tell me your joking

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 16, 2011
Keep sentencing taggers to year sentences
and low level pot offenses to overblown time! Plan is working great!
smitty

New Albany, OH

#6 Feb 16, 2011
No matter what you do these animals will just find another reason to be violent they never accept why they are there to start with why are we trying to fix these people ? we need harder penalties if you commit another crime in prison hard to believe the ignorance of a person who is in prison for crime and continues to offend while incarserated once these peopel figure out that penalties will be much stiffer maybe they will stop
Just Another Cynic

Columbus, OH

#7 Feb 16, 2011
"Today's low-level offender is tomorrow's violent offender."

I can't agree more. This is how common guys like me see the world. These convicts were sent to prisons by our judges for a reason....they committed crimes against society which means US. Common guys HATE new taxes, but you know what? We'd pay MORE to keep criminals behind bars and off our streets. I hope the prosecutors won't let these crazy "reform" ideas become law. I say hold criminals accountable since they won't do it themselves.
THE TRUTH

Mount Vernon, OH

#8 Feb 16, 2011
If we privatize them and pay our CO's $10 an hour, the inmates will be running the prisons!!!
CommonSense

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 16, 2011
Just another sympton of the destruction of the American family structure. Raised as irresponsible children with no limits or boundries. Why would we be surprised that we have an influx of drug abuse, violence and lack of moral or civil structure. This will be a muti-generational problem to fix - we created the beasts with our adversion to maintain any sense of decorem and personal responsibility.
Anonymous

Fremont, OH

#10 Feb 16, 2011
CommonSense wrote:
Just another sympton of the destruction of the American family structure. Raised as irresponsible children with no limits or boundries. Why would we be surprised that we have an influx of drug abuse, violence and lack of moral or civil structure. This will be a muti-generational problem to fix - we created the beasts with our adversion to maintain any sense of decorem and personal responsibility.
common sense huh?the "drug war"itself is what causes drug violence,its called the black market!!WWW.LEAP.CC

Raised as irresponsible children with no limits or boundries.was that also the problem with billy the kid,the james gang,bonnie/clyde,dillenger,yo u get the point.Just another sympton of the destruction of the American family structure?
howrad

Amelia, OH

#11 Feb 16, 2011
State prisons now house nearly 51,000 offenders, 33 percent more than they were designed to hold.

THis also provides an oppurtunity to thin the herd, so to say.
reap what you sew

Cleveland, OH

#12 Feb 16, 2011
Newton's Law: Every action their is a reaction.

Since: Dec 09

Merrillville, IN

#13 Feb 16, 2011
All this 'money talk' could be eased if those who are in prison were actually paying for themselves. If they had to pay for their own amenities, then the states could use the government/state issued tax dollars to actually run the facilities the way they were designed. Also, I agree with making changes to the non-violent criminal charges. They should be able to spend their sentence doing something productive for the community. Make them an Asset not a Liability!

As for the concealed carry... If you've taken the course, background check, and are smart about carrying I don't see a problem taking your firearm into a place that serves alcohol. By banning this kind of carry you are making these places 'target zones'.
JBO

Cleveland, OH

#14 Feb 16, 2011
Keep locking 'em up !!! Dopers, violent criminals, rapists, all of them....keep 'em all locked up. One of the few reasons why I don't mind paying taxes.
Bubbles

United States

#15 Feb 16, 2011
howrad wrote:
State prisons now house nearly 51,000 offenders, 33 percent more than they were designed to hold.
THis also provides an oppurtunity to thin the herd, so to say.
Yep, line em' up. BAM! 45,000 of those offenders are probably bottom dwellers who will never be rehabilitated. Shoot em' all.
Iconoclast

Delphos, OH

#16 Feb 16, 2011
This is propaganda to support Kasich's plan to "privatize" Ohio's prisons. So he can make his Wall Street cronies even richer....

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#17 Feb 16, 2011
Prison budgets are always targeted by the ignorant.
The politicians just think they can build a wall around the problem and the problem will go away.
Isn't it usually cheaper to do something right?
Amazed

Chillicothe, OH

#18 Feb 16, 2011
They already do. I worked in a prison back in the days when time served in a prison was punishment, not simply time behind bars. Today, there is no deterrent and criminal activity abounds behind the fences of our prisons. I'm certainly no advocate of beating the *ell out of a prisoner but, I'm certainly all for making prisons places you don't want to go back to. I was surprised to see that the new Director did not mention how he was working to reduce the assaults. And, with the attitude of his boss, the Governor, that state employees do not need union representation, how will they be protected?
THE TRUTH wrote:
If we privatize them and pay our CO's $10 an hour, the inmates will be running the prisons!!!
CountDrac

Dallas, TX

#19 Feb 16, 2011
& the more overcrowded the more violent they'll be & chaos to the maxx'
33% more than before? that's a hellava lot!!
I feel for those guards & what they put up with as in babysitting these monsters that throw all kinds of nasty sht @ them litterally..
feces /urine & I'll leave it @ that!
& they have to use tear gas on em when they fight em..sounds worse than a horror movie!
fiery buddha

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 16, 2011
sweet baby jesus, that's scary.

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