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    Jail Overcrowding

    GAK Nov 17, 2011

    1. GAK

      GAK New Chatter

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      Jails are really over crowded right now, so bad that we're seeing some convicts walk free after spending a day or less in jail (Lindsay Lohan for example). What should/can be done to free up space in the jails without letting people off completely?
       
    2. Naiwen

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      Some people who committed lesser crimes (like a robberry or something, should be freed quicker, that way we'll have places for people who committed more serious ones) I mean, thieving isn't that critical compared to say: an assassination or something else.
       
    3. Saohc

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      While I agree with Naiwen..

      How about expanding the prisons?
       
    4. Naiwen

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      Because everywhere else on earth is crowded too!!! That's why we can't opt for this course of action
       
    5. Demon_skeith

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      they should export them to other state jails and prisons, I know were not crowded here in Iowa.
       
    6. Naiwen

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      lol, at some point, these will be overused as well...?
       
    7. APS

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      I think with all the economic cuts having to be made Governments are going to have to rethink the Justice strategy and find alternatives to prison for lesser offences.
       
    8. RJH

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      Simple bring back the death penalty and be more harsh, soon cut down on the scum
       
    9. APS

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      Don't agree with the death penalty as mistakes cannot be rectified :)
       
    10. zararina

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      Jails are much crowded here and that was part of their penalty committing a crime here. They knew it from the start but they still commit crimes, so that's why. Lol

      But bad thing is that not all convicted are already proven, criminals. Some or lots are suspects still waiting for the decisions of the court. Haist! So slow justice system here, so that's why.:wiggle:
       
    11. Naiwen

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      what if the court makes a wrong decision and the person wasn't guilty, but was innocent? Have you thought about it? :)
       
    12. Shortie861

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      I personally think myself that the prisons are so crowded because as has been stated above there are so many offenders being given a sentence that is too big not to mention the fact that prison is more like a holiday camp nowadays compared to what it used to be.

      Anything that the government does now to help the overcrowding problem is going to cost money without a doubt whether it be creating more prisons or maybe creating places where people can do a different kind of sentence not involving them going into a prison say for community service.

      I also personally think that making the prisons more like they used to be will stop people from offending and probably make them for fearful about offending and being sent to prison.
       
    13. APS

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      I believe that,s exactly what I said :)
       
    14. Naiwen

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      oops sorry, I quoted the wrong person. Wanted to quote rjh. xd:runaway:
       
    15. Demon_skeith

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      build more prisons, or let those who serve a lot of time go. Just don't let idiots like lohan go because of jail overcrowding.