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County seeks creative ways to handle criminal offenders

December 24, 2013

The prison population in 2012 was sky-high with lots of overcrowding, and this year it has been significantly lower....

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Dec-24-13 4:32 PM

I have walked a mile in those shoes and i am no longer a menace to society. Took much effort on my part and the results werent instant. Too many these days want things to come fast though so they are not willing to do the work necessary to change. They want everything done for them. Im pretty firm on the hard labor punishment. No one wants to work these days, so im sure many would learn their lesson and it would be a win, win for the county. We'd finally be getting a return on our investment. There is no one reason we can look to for the moral decay of society, but i will point this out, it is inevitable. The solution just may be turning back time to a day and age when people were a little nicer, and more thoughtful of their fellow man. The chopping off of hands and fingers was meant as a metaphore and i was being facetious. I was dead serious about the castrat-ion and dea-th penalty part though.

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Dec-24-13 11:36 AM

Has it occurred to anyone that maybe we are going about this crime issue the wrong way? It seems a little obvious to me. Now, I am not Criminal Justice Scholar like Netwarrior, but I am able to see when something doesn't work, and our CJ system is obviously not working. I can't propose specific solutions, but in general I doubt that turning the clock back a thousand years and simply brutalizing or physically maiming convicted criminals will work. Maybe we should spend some time determining why people are resorting to crime and start at that point? Maybe walk a mile in another's shoes before we start reacting in a way far worse than the criminals act.

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Dec-24-13 10:22 AM

The system in its current state will never work. Pretty soon we wont be able to build the prisons fast enough before they are already filled. I think we should start imposing harsher penalties on these degen-erates. Start cutting off the hands or fingers of those that steal. Its a daily occurance. How many times do we read the same names getting caught stealing from retail stores and other places. I say we should also execute more people who commit murder in cold blood. We should cast-rate those that commit crimes of the flesh. Most of all we should sentence more of these pu-nks to hard labor. Im telling you right now, you do that, and you would see crime rates decrease dramatically, especially with the hard labor. No one wants to work these days. Society has become too soft in general, and the criminals are taking advantage of that.

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Dec-24-13 8:55 AM

Spike...OH...I get it...the sucker taxpayers pay their way...what don't U get?

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Dec-24-13 7:40 AM

andy - what don't you get re: day reporting?No one has ever suggested felony offenders and never will. Not sure if you have ever seen the inside of the LCP, hardly a luxury facility.I understand your frustration but what is a viable solution? I will agree some minimum security federal facilities are over the top.

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Dec-24-13 6:23 AM

It's interesting to see all the willingness to spend big dollars on the criminal element...just think about that for a second. Not only do they cause fear and loss to the good people...but then we all HAVE to pay to keep their sorry butts in a luxury prison w/free healthcare. Is this starting to look ridiculous yet! Maybe it's time to employ public punishment...I don't have any answers ...BUT...these criminals need to know this is NOT a game and we don't owe them anything!

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