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The delicate equation of solving the county prison overcrowding

January 17, 2013

The Lycoming County Prison has an overcrowding problem. And when a prison has an overcrowding problem, the solutions come with a delicate equation....

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Progressive

Jan-26-13 10:56 AM

Maybe if the DA didn't demand prison for every little retail theft or small amount of marijuana possession or maybe if the Judge's grew a set and stopped sending people to jail for costs and fines and traffic violations especially when they have no job... maybe the county cells could be replaced with violent criminals ??? What a novel idea.

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Billtown101

Jan-19-13 9:34 AM

There's always the Brodart building!

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MrShaman

Jan-18-13 6:15 AM

"The heck with them. Pile them up, take away the tv, make them work on chain gangs, give them beans and bread with water to drink. Make it so bad they don't want to go back. Maybe then we will see a decrease in the population at the prison." - nobud74

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Yeah...those options have worked so "well", in the past, as is evidenced by the oversized prison-population; nationwide.

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nobud74

Jan-17-13 10:33 PM

The heck with them. Pile them up, take away the tv, make them work on chain gangs, give them beans and bread with water to drink. Make it so bad they don't want to go back. Maybe then we will see a decrease in the population at the prison. No, it's not a nice place now but it has to get a whole lot worse to be a place you want to avoid.

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MrShaman

Jan-17-13 6:03 AM

"The idea, Judge Butts said, is to keep the county prison for the people who are really a threat to public safety, which has not always been the philosophy.

But something's got to give. The prison is overcrowded most of the time."

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John Wayne has just left the building!

KUDOS, Judge Butts!!!!!!

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