State prison cuts raise worries

State prison cuts raise worries

There are 39 comments on the www.msnbc.msn.com story from Jul 28, 2009, titled State prison cuts raise worries. In it, www.msnbc.msn.com reports that:

States desperate to save money are cutting back on the massive expense of running prisons — eliminating guards, trimming drug treatment and parole programs and, in two states, releasing inmates early.

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Gees Louise

United States

#1 Jul 28, 2009
Many prisoners do not belong there anyway and are only there only due to lack of adequate legal representation. Many are in prison for non violent charges and do not pose a threat to society.

Perhaps when the costs of operations cut into their profits, they will stop incarcerating people who never belonged there in the first place.

It would be a tragic mistake to cut drug/alcohol treatment and other useful programs. The goal should be to make sure inmates never come back. They need this support while in prison to insure a better life once out. Or they will be repeat offenders.
Obama bin Biden

Ipoh, Malaysia

#2 Jul 28, 2009
Great news!
We shall mobilize ex-convicts to print money like fcuking governments do.
Dana

Nashville, TN

#3 Jul 28, 2009
Gees Louise wrote:
Many prisoners do not belong there anyway and are only there only due to lack of adequate legal representation. Many are in prison for non violent charges and do not pose a threat to society.
Perhaps when the costs of operations cut into their profits, they will stop incarcerating people who never belonged there in the first place.
It would be a tragic mistake to cut drug/alcohol treatment and other useful programs. The goal should be to make sure inmates never come back. They need this support while in prison to insure a better life once out. Or they will be repeat offenders.
" Many prisoners do not belong there anyway and are only there only due to lack of adequate legal representation. " True and correct.

" Many are in prison for non violent charges and do not pose a threat to society. "

Many are also there due to false accusations made against them for which they were not able to prove their innocence.

It takes $$$money$$$ to buy justice.
Dana

Nashville, TN

#4 Jul 28, 2009
Gees Louise

United States

#5 Jul 29, 2009
Dana wrote:
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" Many prisoners do not belong there anyway and are only there only due to lack of adequate legal representation. " True and correct.
" Many are in prison for non violent charges and do not pose a threat to society. "
Many are also there due to false accusations made against them for which they were not able to prove their innocence.
It takes $$$money$$$ to buy justice.
You are absolutely right! Could not agree more.
Dana

Nashville, TN

#6 Jul 29, 2009
People deserve to know the whole truth.
everybody print money

Ipoh, Malaysia

#7 Jul 29, 2009
Obama bin Biden wrote:
Great news!
We shall mobilize ex-convicts to print money like fcuking governments do.
Fantastic. Seriously, many kids are printing money already and playing dumb using it. Mind, their money looks real!
cindy 4 obama

Santa Barbara, CA

#8 Jul 29, 2009
We must raise taxes on rich people to keep those bad boys in jail. Rich people can afford it they have to much money. I wish i was a dollar then I could be in Obama's wallet.
just dont get it

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jul 29, 2009
maybe they should start eliminating some of the worthless murderers, drug dealers, rapists and child molesters within those prison walls and they won't have to cut staff.

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#10 Jul 29, 2009
Gees Louise wrote:
Many prisoners do not belong there anyway and are only there only due to lack of adequate legal representation. Many are in prison for non violent charges and do not pose a threat to society.
Perhaps when the costs of operations cut into their profits, they will stop incarcerating people who never belonged there in the first place.
It would be a tragic mistake to cut drug/alcohol treatment and other useful programs. The goal should be to make sure inmates never come back. They need this support while in prison to insure a better life once out. Or they will be repeat offenders.
Many people are in jail for non-violent crimes. There needs to be more creative ways to deal with them. They are taking up space in jails where REAL criminals need to be.
Anon

Nashville, TN

#11 Jul 29, 2009
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
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Many people are in jail for non-violent crimes. There needs to be more creative ways to deal with them. They are taking up space in jails where REAL criminals need to be.
" REAL criminals need to be." True but not all of those in prison are there for actually committing violent crime(s). They are their for violence by proxy.
Anon

Nashville, TN

#12 Jul 29, 2009
and also false accusations that they couldn't disprove. The whole justice and criminal justice system are messed up.
Genius Grandpa

Ipoh, Malaysia

#13 Jul 29, 2009
I used to be very poor but I fcuk the law and have been printing money since forever.
Rico

Guatemala

#14 Jul 29, 2009
Anon wrote:
and also false accusations that they couldn't disprove. The whole justice and criminal justice system are messed up.
The prison system is a major business, with a very reliable work force, like any business, they will cut cost at every turn...
Anon

Nashville, TN

#15 Jul 29, 2009
Including CCA and Unicor. They will cut costs for themselves ,not the state or the taxpayer
crazy ox3thong

Bradenton, FL

#16 Jul 29, 2009
public hotel run out de new note:)

“Stress Test”

Since: Mar 09

St. Louis

#17 Jul 29, 2009
Gees Louise wrote:
Many prisoners do not belong there anyway and are only there only due to lack of adequate legal representation. Many are in prison for non violent charges and do not pose a threat to society.
Perhaps when the costs of operations cut into their profits, they will stop incarcerating people who never belonged there in the first place.
It would be a tragic mistake to cut drug/alcohol treatment and other useful programs. The goal should be to make sure inmates never come back. They need this support while in prison to insure a better life once out. Or they will be repeat offenders.
I couldn't agree with you more, and what really bothers me is that those who have paid their debt to society are rejected from getting a job, and a place to stay. They are forever tagged as a criminal regardless of the charge. They convert back to criminal activity because they have no means of support to survive. So, it's like a revovling door in and out of incarceration until they committ a crime that will doom them to be incarcerated for the rest of their lives.
I didnt do it

Boynton Beach, FL

#18 Jul 29, 2009
Gees Louise wrote:
Many prisoners do not belong there anyway and are only there only due to lack of adequate legal representation. Many are in prison for non violent charges and do not pose a threat to society.
Perhaps when the costs of operations cut into their profits, they will stop incarcerating people who never belonged there in the first place.
It would be a tragic mistake to cut drug/alcohol treatment and other useful programs. The goal should be to make sure inmates never come back. They need this support while in prison to insure a better life once out. Or they will be repeat offenders.
A poll conducted in one prison revealed that 90% of prisoners said they did not deserve to be locked up for their offenses.

How long did you serve?
I didnt do it

Boynton Beach, FL

#19 Jul 29, 2009
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
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Many people are in jail for non-violent crimes. There needs to be more creative ways to deal with them. They are taking up space in jails where REAL criminals need to be.
They even lock people up for refusing to pay child support. Those non violent offenders are just so mistreated!
Prince Ebama

Bradenton, FL

#20 Jul 29, 2009
Obama Drama wrote:
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I couldn't agree with you more, and what really bothers me is that those who have paid their debt to society are rejected from getting a job, and a place to stay. They are forever tagged as a criminal regardless of the charge. They convert back to criminal activity because they have no means of support to survive. So, it's like a revovling door in and out of incarceration until they committ a crime that will doom them to be incarcerated for the rest of their lives.
still headitching? 5mill gram of cafe n 3 lbs of curry n Ted Turner will delivery fo U n u will be cure :)

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