State Attorney General Says It's Time...

State Attorney General Says It's Time To Abolish Parole

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No Mercy

Redford, MI

#1 Nov 13, 2007
it's about time!

“you know you want me ”

Since: Sep 07

Dodge city

#2 Nov 13, 2007
ya got my vote
cin

United States

#3 Nov 13, 2007
Maybe, re"think" the parole review time frames, but just chunking the entire process would be SO VERY EXPENSIVE! FIX THE SC CONSTITUTION and CSC statues FIRST!
old salt dog

Columbia, SC

#4 Nov 14, 2007
I vote yes for offence's that are of a violent nature. I vote no for none violent offence's.

“Country Girl”

Since: May 07

The real Boonedocks

#5 Nov 14, 2007
Crooks need to serve the complete sentence . They know the law better than the average person in SC . They know the system . I agree with Mr McMaster ,make them pay for their crime.
concerned

AOL

#6 Nov 14, 2007
How could an elected offical be so stupid, and thats putting it mildly
Linda

Camden, SC

#8 Nov 14, 2007
Why not really make a life sentence mean life?? I am so sick of people not serving the time they have been given in the court of law. Want to look at weher the funds will come from? Take away the cable in prisons, surely that will save thousands a month in itself. All those in opposition, once they have been affected personally by a criminal will see this bill in a new light. I personally hope it passes, then these low-lifes that half way value their freedom will think at least twice before commiting a crime.
Linda

Camden, SC

#9 Nov 14, 2007
old salt dog wrote:
I vote yes for offence's that are of a violent nature. I vote no for none violent offence's.
Some results of those non-violent offenses result in violent offenses.....by this I mean....Drug dealers are considered non-violent. A lot of crimes are commited by those high on drugs or drug seeking and trying to get money to feed their habit. This systems does need to be fixed for them all.
C McIntosh

Columbia, SC

#10 Nov 14, 2007
My ex-husband was convicted of trying to hire a man to kill my mother and myself. He was given nine years. He will be up for parole in three years. If he gets it, I will have to give up my life and everything and everyone I care about to get my five year old as far away as I can to keep him safe. In a sense my jail time starts when his is at a end.
Will he be less likely to try agian if he has to serve all nine years? I don't think so, but my sentence will start later. But then if he had gotten his way I'd be dead. Instead ,I just get a few short years of not having to look over my shoulder.
Do I think inmates should have to serve thier full sentence, D**n right.
The Great Predictor

Summerville, SC

#11 Nov 14, 2007
If the public really look through the smoke screen. Mcmasters is really just trying to position himself for another political position in the near future.

Don't let him fool you. It's ashame he can't do something worthy for SC people.

He should be trying to help with discrimination, education, jobs and scams in our State. Don't let him fool you.
Oh My

Columbia, SC

#13 Nov 14, 2007
It is a great theory in hindsite but will not work at all... Think about it - we are so overcrowded in the correctional institutions do you acutally think this is even plausible. What I see happening is that if for some reason this does get passed then all the judges have to do is lighten the sentence - for instance a person who is sentenced to 5 years now but gets parole in two would probably be sentenced to two - so they are still serving the same amount of time. We don't have the resources or the space for this endeavour.
Tamika

Chapin, SC

#14 Nov 14, 2007
I agree with Linda. These ppl know the system better than us. Some offenders are already institutionalized. All they know is the system, so they'll most likely do anything to get back in. A lot of ppl don't value there life, so they just "don't care". I also believe that Life is Life!!! If your bold enough to give Life than don't let them out in 10, 15 or even 20 years b/c of GOOD BEHAVIOR!! That's stupid. We don't think before we act. I'm for it to a certain extent. But, "some crooks do graduate to murder." In some cases it's just a metter of time.
Jose

Maxton, NC

#15 Nov 14, 2007
The Great Predictor wrote:
If the public really look through the smoke screen. Mcmasters is really just trying to position himself for another political position in the near future.
Don't let him fool you. It's ashame he can't do something worthy for SC people.
He should be trying to help with discrimination, education, jobs and scams in our State. Don't let him fool you.
agreed. although sounds good, it will probably not happen, just shattered dreams. and this will not help me respect the court system, its all garbage.
Tibbs

Columbia, SC

#16 Nov 14, 2007
Abolish Plea Deals and you will not have these problems. Parole is a good tool for corrections officals. The Judical system is tne real failure when you let a criminal "make a deal" for a guilty plea. confinement is punishment enough if you stop accepting pleas for lesser charges and lesser jail time.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#17 Nov 14, 2007
Oh My wrote:
It is a great theory in hindsite but will not work at all... Think about it - we are so overcrowded in the correctional institutions do you acutally think this is even plausible. What I see happening is that if for some reason this does get passed then all the judges have to do is lighten the sentence - for instance a person who is sentenced to 5 years now but gets parole in two would probably be sentenced to two - so they are still serving the same amount of time. We don't have the resources or the space for this endeavour.
It's just politics. The state is not going to fund this program. With our over crowded prison system, this would only lead to early releases and we know how the system makes a mess of that. They have let murderers out through incompetence in the past.
joy

Columbia, SC

#18 Nov 14, 2007
GOOD....NO PAROLE...STIFFER SENTENCES ...AND THE DEATH PENALTY THAT IS CARRIED OUT QUICKLY....THAT WOULD HELP CLEAN OUT OVER CROWDED JAILS...DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDER, DRUGS AND OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES....
Doug Simar

Charlotte, NC

#19 Nov 14, 2007
Where exactly does the Atty General indend house these inmates when we have a overcrowded prision population to begin with? Where does the Atty Genreal intend on getting the money to continue to take care of these criminals when they could have been paroled? I sure hope he doesn't intend on raising my taxes to pay for it! While this seems good on the surface there are bigger problems with the prision system that needs to be fixed first before this could ever happen.
Dottie Robinson

Columbia, SC

#20 Nov 14, 2007
I agree that convicts of a felony should not be paroled. SC's prison system is too lenient. Most of the convicts don't want to work and we make it easy for them; by providing free housing, television, nourishment and a community of their peers. If they served 'hard time' where they had to actually work each day, our prisons would likely be half full.
Doug Simar

Charlotte, NC

#21 Nov 14, 2007
concerned wrote:
How could an elected offical be so stupid, and thats putting it mildly
Obviously he wasn't thinking about the logistical or economic impacts of such a measure!
The Innocent

Myrtle Beach, SC

#22 Nov 14, 2007
Its time to get McMaster out of office. His warped thinking does nothing but hurt socity. You can't keep folks locked up all their lives. People learn from their mistakes, and besides the prisons are too overcrowded anyway.

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