fuck fucking incarceration

how angryifying this is. big mistake? YOU are the big mistake. not you. but you. you know who you are! fucking individualism and individual responsibility…you talk of the abuse these people have perpetrated. what of being abused and betrayed by the state? what of being abused by society? humans are humans. why does no one know this.

In the rush to save money in grim budgetary times, states nationwide have trimmed their prison populations by expanding parole programs and early releases. But the result — more convicted felons on the streets, not behind bars — has unleashed a backlash, and state officials now find themselves trying to maneuver between saving money and maintaining the public’s sense of safety.

Lawmakers in Oregon this month temporarily suspended a program they had expanded last year to let prisoners shorten their sentences for good behavior (and to save $6 million) after an anticrime group aired radio advertisements portraying the outcomes in alarming tones. “A woman’s asleep in her own apartment,” a narrator said. “Suddenly, she’s attacked by a registered sex offender and convicted burglar.”

In Illinois, Gov. Patrick J. Quinn, a Democrat, described as “a big mistake” an early release program that sent some convicts who had committed violent crimes home from prison in a matter of weeks. Of more than 1,700 prisoners released over three months, more than 50 were soon accused of new violations.

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One Response to fuck fucking incarceration

  1. bejai says:

    Of more than 1,700 prisoners released over three months, 1,650 were not accused of new violations, meaning that there was little reason to imprison them in the first place.

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