Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hmmmmmmm

U.S. prison system a costly and harmful failure: report | U.S. | Reuters: "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people in U.S. prisons has risen eight-fold since 1970, with little impact on crime but at great cost to taxpayers and society, researchers said in a report calling for a major justice-system overhaul."

17 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Capital punishment for ALL felonies would not only eliminate prison overcrowding, but rid the earth of a lot of useless scum.

jjs said...

My Dear Cap'n: Since what constitutes a felony is nothing derived from Nature but is instead defined by the ever changing whims of elected lawyers who sideline as perverts and wearers of ladies undergarments, killing everyone who failed to obey their edicts seems like an agenda perfectly in line witih Satan's own; the eradication of humanity. Or am I mistaken.

T. Tancredo said...

Espcially those damned illegals! KILL 'EM ALL!

gomer said...

The prison system has served us well for 10,000 years. It was a brilliant idea sprung perfect and fully grown from the head of the first tribal lord and I see no reason to even begin to think about replacing it with something else. For as sure as petroleum comes from the skin and bones of dead 50 foot lizards the prison system is the one we should have. Which is why we have it. Besides; can anyone come up with a better idea? No. It is an ideaa that was born perfect. Like Jesus. Even Jesus spent some time in prison just to show us that it is the best way.

Todd Mason said...

This has become a very inspirational thread.

Bill Crider said...

You just never know how things will work out on this blog.

child of zippy said...

The only difference I see between prison and compulsory education is that you get to go home from school every day. I guess schoool is a kind of pre-prison. Like kindergarten is a kind of pre-school. Gomer's right! It IS perfect!

jj solari said...

I say Bring The Prison System On. My stuff is targeted to the prison population. Those rascals see me as normal. They let 'em out I'll be out of a gig.

TM said...

Yes, school is like minimum-security day-prison, and teaches you the most important thing about modern work...how to sit at a desk and be quiet.

We might not be the Most incarcerating nation in the world if we'd grow up about recreational drugs. But what fun would That be? We might go on from there to moving toward a more equitable society, so more kids wouldn't throw their lives away in real crime, and that might lead to pool.

gomer said...

Hey, TM; you'll never get the endentulate old codgers who loiter around this site to sit still for any of this legaliziing drug stuff. They were all taught in school that it was evil. And that's what they listened to. Not the real classes. Some of them paid a bit of attention during English Grammar, maybe.

Al Guthrie said...

The solution is simple: make everything legal. That'd bring the prison populations right down, and also make crime a thing of the past, thereby making everyone feel much safer.

jjs said...

I like this guthrie guy.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I know I'd feel safer if every mutant around felt he could rob me, kill me, or break into my home with impunity. Isn't that anarchy? Some kind of post-apocalyptic sceanrio in which the social order is gone and we're all a bunch of paranoids? I think I prefer some semblance of law and order.

OK, JJ, what would you consider a felony?

And school doesn't begin to compare you for prison the way military basic training does.

jjs said...

You needd to re-up and go to Iraq, Cap't. Get it out of your system. Kill some for me, by the way.

Barbara W. Klaser said...

It does seem that there are things that could be decriminalized or call for lighter punishments without harming anyone, and the fact that some people come out worse criminals than they were when they went in speaks volumes, in my opinion.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I'm ready, JJ. Lemme at 'em!

And Barbara, under my system they wouldn't be coming out again.

jjs said...

What the hell, Cap'n, I'll go with ya. Hang this posting childsplay, let's inundate the heavenly virgins with eternal visitors.