Report: Crowded jail a mental strain on prisoners

A civil rights group is claiming that overcrowding at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles has gotten so bad it is pushing many inmates toward mental illness. Full Story
dont trip

Baldwin Park, CA

#42 Apr 14, 2009
i say they get ride of all those old fooz doing life in prison, there just a waste of space there not getting out so F them, that will create alot of space so everyone can stop complaining!!
patinid

Post Falls, ID

#43 Apr 14, 2009
hmmmmmmmmmm...let me see..this is a jail,not a club or hotel.I wonder if has stresses them as much as their victems.you won't find a bleeding heart here!
Raul

Monrovia, CA

#44 Apr 14, 2009
patinid wrote:
hmmmmmmmmmm...let me see..this is a jail,not a club or hotel.I wonder if has stresses them as much as their victems.you won't find a bleeding heart here!
You have no idea what the hell you are talking about.
mr willie fard

Pasadena, CA

#45 Apr 15, 2009
driving inmates to suicide
beating them up raping them
no this is not right
especailly the have not
yet been convicted inmates
mr willie fard

Pasadena, CA

#46 Apr 15, 2009
So people who were wrongly arrested are subject to suffer with the real criminals ?
yes and you can see that nobody cares about the innocent
jammer

Duarte, CA

#48 Apr 15, 2009
So don't violate the law, and you won't end up in the slammer. I really feel sorry for them. When I have a spare 10 seconds, I will shed a tear.
tony

Azusa, CA

#51 Apr 15, 2009
so were suppost to feel sorry for these rat basterds, thats what happens when you commit a crime they should be treated like dogs
Seriously

Los Angeles, CA

#52 Apr 15, 2009
Raul wrote:
Ok morons, in my younger days I spent a few days in the county jail sitting out traffic tickets after getting railroaded by a kangaroo court
Raul/Lone Ranger,

You exhibit typical Obamaniac mentality. "I'm a victim, I'm a victim. The government needs to do a better job of taking care of us victims."

I have two words for your kind:

Lucking Fosers!

“the one you least expected”

Since: Mar 09

North West Pasadena

#53 Apr 15, 2009
Dont forget about the deputy who got smoked.
Mike

Los Angeles, CA

#54 Apr 15, 2009
Screw them cons, let them cry, who cares! Like poster #43 said" they do not consider the stress put on their victims. No bleeding heart here either.
I also agree with post #52 "Lucking Fosers"!!!
CoFire

Whittier, CA

#55 Apr 15, 2009
NOrthWEstPAsa wrote:
Dont forget about the deputy who got smoked.
That is why there is noooo loooveee for gangsters, because of idiots like you.. Who cares if jail is crowded and inmates are going mentally insane. Lets not forget who's in jail..The person who burglarized your home, the man who raped your daughter, the piece of scum who molested your children, The knucklehead who robbed your uncle and the person who killed your loved one. This are the type of people who are in jail.. I dont want to hear your B.S on "there's people on traffic warrants and drug violations".. Boo Hoo tuff luck!!

All of a sudden we're suppose to feel sorry for these pieces of $#IT.. im sorry, you're not going to get any symphaty from me..

I hope they send all these criminals to an island and have them fight themselves for survival..

thats my opinion.
Luiz

Chino, CA

#56 Apr 15, 2009
GOOD !!! They deserve to suffer and get stressed,Phil Spector will get a taste of that himself !
EL CHOLO

North Las Vegas, NV

#57 Apr 15, 2009
US GANGBANGERS ARENT THE ONES CRYING AND GOING MENTAL.IT'S THE WEAK WHITE KIDS THAT GOT BUSTED DRUNK DRIVING IN BEL-AIRE THAT ARE THE ONES THAT ARE GETTING PUNKED IN JAIL.WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE RUNNING THE SHOW UP IN THERE.WE AINT SUFFERING.IT'S ALL PART OF THE GAME!
Doyle Jeffries

Houston, TX

#59 Apr 16, 2009
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR TAXES RAISED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. We are throwing good money after bad when it comes to imprisoning people. The ones profiting off the suffering of others are the law enforcement labor unions and the crooked politicians paid by such labor unions. You cannot punish someone into becoming well. If the current system was working, there would not be so many people returning to jail/prison. 70% of those incarcerated are serving time for drug-related crimes. California has the highest recidivism rate in the nation at 78%. These statistics tell me that we are not getting a good return on our incarceration dollars. Money is alrady diverted away from education for children to house these men and women in jail/prison. Our current system is severely broken. Once we take the freedom of these individuals away, we the taxpyers become responsible for their food/ shelter/ clothing/ medical care. Locking them up and throwing away the key is not the answer. No leading sociologist or cirminologist beleives prisons are working.
Doyle Jeffries

Houston, TX

#60 Apr 16, 2009
Oh, the up rush of feelings when you can look down your nose at others. Oh, the self-righteousness that comes from thinking others are beneath you. Oh, how some get puffed up by thinking their sins are somehow better than others. How we treat the least among us is a testament of our true character. Don't paint everyone with a broad brush of hatred. You never know when you or someone you know could end up behind bars. I suppose that if al those who cheated on their taxes suddenly found themselves behind bars, or maybe if they were speeding while driving, then many people at this site would not be here. And before you ask, I'd rather have an inmate living next door to me than some of the people voicing in this forum.
Jacob

Santa Monica, CA

#61 Apr 16, 2009
Raul wrote:
Ok morons, in my younger days I spent a few days in the county jail sitting out traffic tickets after getting railroaded by a kangaroo court...
In MY 35 years of driving I have a total or 2 tickets. Just 2. I took my licks, paid my fines and moved on. I was not arrested. I was not victimized by the system. I took responsibility for my actions and tried to avoid committing any more infractions.

"Responsibility" is the key. When one no longer takes responsibility for their actions they fall into the idiotic belief that they are the ones being victimized. You see, it all goes back to NOT doing anything stupid that starts the judicial ball rolling towards you. Think about it. They bring it on themselves. That is why we do not feel sorry for them.

We get it.
Susan

AOL

#62 Apr 16, 2009
Put the nicest dog in a cage. Taunt it, kick it around and starve it. Common sense says that dog will bite the first person he comes in contact with and be mean for the rest of his life. Our "public servants" will follow the laws of California, honor the US Constitution and Geneva Convention or we will sue them, and vote them out of being our public servants. Make sense?
Susan

AOL

#63 Apr 16, 2009
These comments are made by ignorant people who have no comprehension of mental illness whatsoever. No matter how hard anyone tries, it is impossible to punish a sick person into being well. They can be healed. Punishing a sick person never deterred another sick person from breaking down and acting out their illnesses. The Scandanavian countries are way ahead of us on the best way to treat prisoners.
PrisonReform

Sacramento, CA

#64 Apr 18, 2009
Because there are a gang of glorified babysitters in green jump suits here on this thread. They profit off of the incarcerated quite well of $75,000 per year and over $100,000 with OT pay. Of course they are going to defend their $$$, as it is the root of most evil. They sell their souls working in these prisons and jails for this money. It's OK, God sees and hears everything, and one day they too will answer for their wrong doings. Until then they point the finger of inequity to the obvious of all, the poor, mentally ill and down and out of human beings; the prisoners.
Juan Garcia

San Francisco, CA

#65 Apr 18, 2009
Susan wrote:
Put the nicest dog in a cage. Taunt it, kick it around and starve it. Common sense says that dog will bite the first person he comes in contact with and be mean for the rest of his life. Our "public servants" will follow the laws of California, honor the US Constitution and Geneva Convention or we will sue them, and vote them out of being our public servants. Make sense?
I say keep the dog in the cage then! If I can't fix the dog maybe we should just shoot it.

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