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Keep minds open on day reporting center for city

October 4, 2013

According to a Pew Center research project, of 8,750 inmates released from Pennsylvania prisons in 2004, almost most 40 percent were reincarcerated by 200....

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Oct-04-13 6:17 AM

"We appreciate their conscientious in trying to find out all they can before voting on something.

And open minds are the only path to a solution to the county's prison problem.

A new, larger prison is expensive. Sending inmates from this county to other counties is also expensive.

There's not a lot of proof that just putting people in prisons makes all of them more productive and law-abiding citizens who don't return once they get out.

Clearly, incarceration alternatives that can get better results, cut costs, reduce the prison population and still maintain public safety must be considered."


Whew!!! A the S-G??!!!

I had no idea!

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Oct-04-13 8:46 AM

I think it is a great idea as long as it is located in judge Butts neighborhood preferably on her street?? is that too much to ask??

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Oct-04-13 8:48 AM

That was a joke ?/ I think it is a great idea as I am against more government but wherever you put it you will bring down property values? in that neighborhood , unfortunately can u keep it maybe at the prison or the courthouse, PLEAAASSSE!!!

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Oct-04-13 10:39 AM

Keep up the great work Judge Butts! Thinking outside the box is the only way to get control of the crime problem and prison overcrowding. The old ways have proven their ineffectiveness and locking up those that commit victimless or nonviolent crimes serves no purpose other than costing tax payers thousands of dollars. Give these folks education, training and real rehabilitation and make them productive citizens and off the government dole.

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Oct-05-13 5:22 PM

Has State Parole brought down property value ? How about the DPW office? I doubt that property value in the are of Park and Hepburn can go significantly lower. If pedophiless, rapists. and other major felons haven't decreased value, I doubt that low level offenses from the country system will have any negotiable effect .

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Oct-10-13 11:58 PM

Perhaps this will be a beginning to finally addressing the variety of problems that plaque our city and have been ignored for too long. There is no quick fix but an open mind is hope. The reality is that ****** "is" killing and we need work toward a solution. This isn't going to correct itself and just go away so we need ideas in motion. I think council and Judge Butts are to be commended for their efforts and I, too, choose to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem; ignorance kills, too. Incarceration does nothing to cure addictions, if it did nobody would be in jail. A day treatment center is definitely needed. Ex-offenders needs education, housing, jobs or return, out of desperation, to that which they know best. When will the cycle stop unless we try alternatives to incarceration because that just isn't working.

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