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Prisons 'about to blow'? | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 24 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 16, 2011, titled Prisons 'about to blow'? | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch 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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Columbus, OH

#21 Feb 16, 2011
old soldier wrote:
It's getting scary let's pass a few more laws . I think people that eat fast food are criminals
I think people that eat food fast are criminals.

Columbus, OH

#22 Feb 16, 2011
So I've read the report and its claims of all these "low-level non-violent drug offenders" who are currently in prison, and it occurred to me...has anyone cross-referenced these "low level" offenders that are in prison with their prior record of convictions? Are they talking about first time offenders or are there some career criminals who just happened to get popped with a little bit of dope?

Also, the "savings" they seem to be talking about doesn't appear to take into account the cost of continued crime in the community (harm to victims, property damage, cost to prosecute additonal charges, etc.)

Kinds of makes me wonder what else they might have left out.
say what

Columbus, OH

#23 Feb 16, 2011
Will Burns wrote:
We need to greatly increase the number of crimes that are Capitol offenses and speed up the executions. Make those executions public and make them required viewing by school children ..even those home schooled. We also should bring back pub lic floggings.
an example for a flogging would be , anyone caught trespassing should be publicly whipped buy the land owner or his designee. Then throw some salt on the wounds. If kids saw and recieved this it would teach repect for private property.
I wish we could whip your ignorant a**.
casino magnet

Howard, OH

#24 Feb 20, 2011
Rethink wrote:
Just give them back their cigarettes and allow inmates to smoke again. That in itself will help to reduce the violence and help to increase the State's revenue! Just because you are in prison doesn't mean you don't have rights!
you are correct.
there's no reason to take cigarettes away if they pay for them

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