Crowded state prisons causing a problem

Nov 19, 2008 Full story: WWLP

Massachusetts state prisons are overcrowded. State officials are predicting more than 1,200 inmates in 2009, in a system that was designed for 8,000. Now the state is considering lowering the minimum sentences ...

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Michael Borkowski

Amherst, MA

#1 Dec 9, 2008
Bring back the electric chair, stop being so soft, it will not only stop overcrowding but it will show others not to do it, wake up america,
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Northampton, MA

#2 Dec 9, 2008
Michael Borkowski wrote:
Bring back the electric chair, stop being so soft, it will not only stop overcrowding but it will show others not to do it, wake up america,
First off non-genius, it has repeatedly been proven that the death penalty is not a deterrent to killers. They all think they are too smart to get caught, and won't be. If every state brough back the death penalty the country would be broke from the cost. It costs far more to execute than to jail him for life because of mandated appeals.
Lastly we have, and continue to make too many errors like...
"Miranda, a registered sex offender, was arrested Friday at his home on allegations he killed three Hartford girls--16-year-old Rosa Valentin in 1986, 13-year-old Mayra Cruz in 1987, and 17-year-old Carmen Lopez in 1988.

Police said new DNA testing linked Miranda to the killings. Lawyers for a man serving a 60-year prison sentence in one of the killings are asking for a new trial.

...this to be killing people. One study did DNA on executed killers and found 1 in 10 was innocent. When that HUGE error can be corrected, I might agree with the death penalty.

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