Oklahoma Prisons Struggle To Be Tough...

Oklahoma Prisons Struggle To Be Tough, Cheap

There are 6 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from May 10, 2010, titled Oklahoma Prisons Struggle To Be Tough, Cheap. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

As Oklahoma looks to cut spending on prisons, some lawmakers are trying to add more crimes to the books and lengthen the sentences for others.

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CarpMike

Tulsa, OK

#1 May 10, 2010
New Felony Crimes...have they really taken a look at the prison population lately, non violent criminals should not be in the prison system, thinking out of the box would take the burden off of the system and keep the really bad ones behind bars.

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#2 May 10, 2010
You could always let out the otherwise non criminal pot smokers. That should cut the prison population by a good 20%.

“Philippians 4:13”

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#3 May 10, 2010
CarpMike wrote:
non violent criminals should not be in the prison system, thinking out of the box would take the burden off of the system and keep the really bad ones behind bars.
What about a con-man that swindles an elderly lady out of her retirement? That is considered a non-violent property crime.

I agree with comedian Ron White. "While some states are trying to abolish the death penalty, my state's putting in an express lane".
well

Coweta, OK

#4 May 10, 2010
This pretty well shows the mentality of the current republican legislature. I believe they are off in a totally different world and dont have a clue what the situation is in real world Oklahoma right now.

If they have their way, people are gonna start getting life without parole for merely spitting on the sidewalk. As screwed up as most people are in this state, I doubt the people are going to put up with very much more of this crap they're dishing out.
Lovett1

Broken Arrow, OK

#5 May 11, 2010
tpdlawdog wrote:
<quoted text>What about a con-man that swindles an elderly lady out of her retirement? That is considered a non-violent property crime.
I agree with comedian Ron White. "While some states are trying to abolish the death penalty, my state's putting in an express lane".
I think if they say they did the crime and the evidence proves it then they just be put to death not wait for 25 years. I am tired of the low lifes doing the crime but then living off our tax dollars.
Road Rage

Tulsa, OK

#6 May 11, 2010
Some people want to see harsher sentences for all kinds of crimes, yet they are unwilling to pay for the additional prisons and staff needed to keep everyone locked up for longer terms.

Don't complain about "light" sentences unless you are willing to pay more taxes to keep people locked up longer.

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