Ask The Governor: Early release not a...

Ask The Governor: Early release not a solution for Florida's cr...

There are 68 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 8, 2008, titled Ask The Governor: Early release not a solution for Florida's cr.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Q. With the state prison system at critical levels, why doesn't the state look for early release and conditional release programs for those who are not a serious threat to society? Sylvia Berman, Tamarac A. ...

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Bob

United States

#1 May 8, 2008
We should have a three stikes and you're dead policy. Reforming prisoners doesn't work. Criminals don't fear being tossed in prison any more. It's become a status symbol for young criminals these days. Make prisons the hell holes they used to be and treat the prisoners like the animals they are. In the event any prisoner that stabs a guard, hang him and ten other convicts from his cell block in a public display. Any assault on a guard results in the whole prison being starved for a few days. Only when you become worse than the convicts in the way you can inflict punishment (yes, even torture) will crime decrease and prisons be truly a place to be feared.
DCD

AOL

#3 May 9, 2008
I to believe that a violent prisoner should be locked up and serve his whole sentence.Rape,Murder,Gangs, ect. They are are a threat to society. But are over crowded prisons are filled with non violent prisoners that are not a threat. These are serving long sentences at the cost to tax payers (approx.$19,000 a year ). Early release for some would be a big relief to the tax payers. Fl has become a lock um up and throw the key away state. Just build more prisons and the he-- with the schools, handicapped and elderly. Cut the budget for Law Enforcement, State Attorneys Office,Schools,and many more. Doesn't make sense to me.
Mandatory Sentencing needs to be stopped. Of course if you happen to be a Judge, Attorney or Sheriff this won't apply.
Florida's new motto should be "Build More Prisons Not Schools."
Thanks Charlie.
Dilligas

Boynton Beach, FL

#4 May 9, 2008
Keep violent criminals in jail. If they are there for a minor crime, then let's spend the money where it is needed most.

For instance, I am not saying let drug dealers out, but, if a person is in prison for drug possession, where he uses what he has, then prison is not the place he should be.
Dilligas

Boynton Beach, FL

#5 May 9, 2008
Nothing worse than a white person trying to mimic a black person. LaQuisha Here is that example. You can't even spell the name right idiot!
common sense

Boca Raton, FL

#6 May 9, 2008
I say keep them locked up and throw away the key. If there are not enough prisons, then we should take existing prisons, and build them deeper and build them higher.
We should also make SURE that there is no such thing as a "career crinminal." What we should have are "career prisoners" for that type of lowlife.
Wow_here we go again

Boca Raton, FL

#7 May 9, 2008
Dilligas wrote:
Nothing worse than a white person trying to mimic a black person. LaQuisha Here is that example. You can't even spell the name right idiot!
this is what you reply too????
Wow_here we go again

Boca Raton, FL

#8 May 9, 2008
This problem was address several years ago by Sherrif Nick Navarro... he made a test city... and it was a great idea... until the liberal left wing zeaolts attacked.... ACLU to the rescue... idiots...

(A=All)
(C=Criminals)
(L=Love)
(U=US)

It seems to be fine for the troops who defend our country to live in tents.... but it is a terrible thing when prisoners are "Subjected to this type of treatment (from the ACLU).

How amazing to hear liberals BlTCH about crime and the attack the government for not giving the crooks A/C, a weight room and a spa.... go figure.
Hazmat

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 May 9, 2008
Wow_here we go again
Miami, FL

of course in the end it was the judiciary that caved.

Having spent basic training living in a tent I certainly agree that it isn't cruel or unusual punishment.
Al Capone

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 May 9, 2008
It seems to be fine for the troops who defend our country to live in tents.... but it is a terrible thing when prisoners are "Subjected to this type of treatment (from the ACLU).

How amazing to hear liberals BlTCH about crime and the attack the government for not giving the crooks A/C, a weight room and a spa.... go figure.

The comment above is soooo true!! Our troops are defending our country and are sleeping in TENTS, and these freaking THUGS and LOOSERS are in prison in A/C and get 3 meals a day, get to shower every day!! build up there muscles!!!!

something is really twisted here!!! got to LOVE OUR GOVERNMENT!!!
Tampa Dude

Riverview, FL

#11 May 9, 2008
Why doesn't someone ask the governor why his administration seems to believe it is better for Florida to build enough prisons to lock them up, instead of building more schools and training and hiring more teachers so that the prisons aren't needed?

I guess Gov. Crist believes that a pound of cure is better than an ounce of prevention.

Is it time to unelect this career politician yet?
No Free Lunch

United States

#12 May 9, 2008
While hard core prisoners should never be released, I feel the other prisoners should not just sit on their duffs wasting taxpayers money either! The only early release program should be these prisons sent to the Iraq front lines (without a weapon) and earn their freedom by doing the most dangerous jobs, like mine sweeping, etc...(you live, you get a lighter sentence or perhaps your freedom - in another country).
DCD

AOL

#13 May 9, 2008
Tampa Dude wrote:
Why doesn't someone ask the governor why his administration seems to believe it is better for Florida to build enough prisons to lock them up, instead of building more schools and training and hiring more teachers so that the prisons aren't needed?
I guess Gov. Crist believes that a pound of cure is better than an ounce of prevention.
Is it time to unelect this career politician yet?
I wrote to his office and ask these question. Got a BS letter back that I'm sure his staff wrote. He agreed with me in the letter but as you can see from his response here either he or his staff is full of it.
I won't vote for him again. To many un truths.
Hazmat

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 May 9, 2008
Tampa Dude

In addition to building more prisons, Government has built more and more schools and hired more and more teachers over the past several decades.

Unfortunately it is virtually impossible to train incompetents to be good and qualified teachers.

Unfortunately too many parents are too stupid to care about the education of their own children,

Unfortunately too many dumb people become dumb parents.
Pompano

Hollywood, FL

#15 May 9, 2008
go ahead and deport the illegal immigrant that are sitting in the prison..that will help
Barry

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 May 9, 2008
Early release hell. I will contribute $1,000.00 to help the state build more prison cells.
DCD

AOL

#17 May 9, 2008
No Free Lunch wrote:
While hard core prisoners should never be released, I feel the other prisoners should not just sit on their duffs wasting taxpayers money either! The only early release program should be these prisons sent to the Iraq front lines (without a weapon) and earn their freedom by doing the most dangerous jobs, like mine sweeping, etc...(you live, you get a lighter sentence or perhaps your freedom - in another country).
Here but for the Grace of God go I. Don't we have enough violent thinking already? I thought this discussion was on ways to help the budget, not ways to act like an animal.
Barry

Pompano Beach, FL

#18 May 9, 2008
Bob wrote:
We should have a three stikes and you're dead policy. Reforming prisoners doesn't work. Criminals don't fear being tossed in prison any more. It's become a status symbol for young criminals these days. Make prisons the hell holes they used to be and treat the prisoners like the animals they are. In the event any prisoner that stabs a guard, hang him and ten other convicts from his cell block in a public display. Any assault on a guard results in the whole prison being starved for a few days. Only when you become worse than the convicts in the way you can inflict punishment (yes, even torture) will crime decrease and prisons be truly a place to be feared.
Amen and Hallelujah
sandra

Delray Beach, FL

#19 May 9, 2008
I agree - but the majority of prisoners are sitting waiting out time served on drug related charges - personal use stuff - doesn't make sense
Vote all incumbents out

Boca Raton, FL

#20 May 9, 2008
The problem with overcrowding is caused by locking up people who commit drug "crimes." Just passing a medicinal marijuana law would significantly decrease the inmate population. The drug war is THE cause for the prison overcrowding problem, and THE cause for the need of increased police funding. Don't beleive me, look on the PB Sherriff's office booking pictures. over half the arrests are marijuana founded. That war is lost and will NEVER be won. It is time for politicians to get real and realize drug laws do nothing more than punish good people. Half of the AMerican population and at least three recent Presidents have admitted ot using drugs. If the police and courts worded they way they were supposed to, half of Amercia and these three Presidents would be in jail. That demonstrates how ridiculous the laws that lock people up are.
Dont Shoot Me Bro

Boca Raton, FL

#21 May 9, 2008
Let's not forget the inanimate vegetables that try to pass as themselves as students. These brain damaged thugs exhibit violent anti-social behavior early on. Many a normal, everyday teacher is assaulted verbally and even physically. Surely an indicator of trouble ahead, the unfortunate politically correct response from the System is to look the other way while basking in an elite form of diversity.

These hoods are the future Charles Manson(s) of the world. Miserable failures in school, their unpunished actions invite further transgressions. Unavoidably, these derelicts go on to become criminal burdens on society. Sadly, many relish this distinction. The affliction is colorblind.

There is simply no piece of legislation that can prevent nor eliminate these sub-species.

Lock them up. Throw away the key. Neuter the parents.

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