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Obama to become first sitting President to visit federal prison

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posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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Our prison system has become an advanced school on criminal activity - you go in with a minor possession charge, you get out (with a record, so few job opportunities) with a degree in drug dealing/burglary/whatever criminal vocation you can learn from the clique you choose to associate with. There is a reason the DOC keeps close records on gang affiliations and prisoner associations - because those affiliations often become relevant after the prisoner is released. There are also very good reasons why re-offending rates are so high - and it has nothing to do with the criminal disposition of the US population.




posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 09:30 PM
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LOL at the fail after fail after fail after fail after fail after fail

omg, never seen it get THAT bad on this site!



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: MrSpad

Dunno where those 'figures' are coming from but less than 1% of the US population is in prison.

But again if there is blame to be assigned that goes to politicians, and lawmakers.



According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,266,800 adults were incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2011 – about 0.94% of adults in the U.S. resident population


en.wikipedia.org...

Last time I checked the US population is over 330 million.


22% of the people imprisoned on are in the US. Total global prison population of 9 million and of that 2.2 million are the US. I did not mention any thing about the percent of the US population. Although we do have the second highest rate of that in the world.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: Phage

I think you should read the statistic presented more carefully.
www.politifact.com...


There is like no one in prison in Darfur must be a real nice place to live.....



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 01:06 AM
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In a lot of countries , they dont need prisons.They just execute them after the trial (if there was a trial)...PEACE



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 03:56 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Yeah it is embarrassing.

Because from country to country how, and why people end up in prison are not the same in any one country.

Dunno some people are ignoring that.

For them all to be comparable they would have to be the EXACT same.


That's part of the problem as to why we have such a high number of the worlds prisoners. We lock people up for minor offenses that are legal in most areas of the world or carry nothing more than a fine as a penalty. Furthermore, out of the prison population 97% for federal and 94% for state were never even found guilty in a court of law and are instead there as a result of a plea bargain.

So not only are we sending people to prison for minor crimes that they shouldn't be locked away for, but we're not even giving them due process when we do so.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 04:00 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
In a lot of countries , they dont need prisons.They just execute them after the trial (if there was a trial)...PEACE


The current US prison population is comparable to the population of the Gulags under Stalin.

We also execute plenty of prisoners before the trial, have you looked in the posse comitatus forum? Every single day cops kill alleged criminals in order to save the system from having to put them in and out of prison for the next several decades.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 08:03 AM
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originally posted by: slayerfan
yes to many laws to many people locked up for rong reasons, it is really a police state and just getting alot worse!!

You can expect that to happen when putting people into prison has become a profit making business. This is why our prison system needs to be overhauled and the profit needs to be taken out of it.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: slayerfan

Is Hillary Clinton going with him? Maybe they can share a cell together.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: YouPeople

originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Shamrock6

Yeah it is made up.

Whats 22% of 7 billion?

1,540,000,000

The US has 1 billion people in prison!


Omg, this is getting embarassing.

22% of the world's PRISON population.


That poor guy.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 08:35 AM
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originally posted by: slayerfan
LEAVE HIM THERE!!!!!!!!!!!

www.cnn.com...

Obama said reforming the criminal justice system was a top priority for his remaining time in office.

why now planing on rounding up millons people perhaps?

Obama is going to free all who where arrested for non violent drug crimes. Wonder how many there are and where will we put them and where will they find a job?



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010

originally posted by: slayerfan
yes to many laws to many people locked up for rong reasons, it is really a police state and just getting alot worse!!

You can expect that to happen when putting people into prison has become a profit making business. This is why our prison system needs to be overhauled and the profit needs to be taken out of it.


Good question for Bobby Jindal? After all he thinks he is presidential material?


Louisiana is the world's prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana's incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran's, 13 times China's and 20 times Germany's.


Louisiana is the world's prison capital

How can he run for president with being the governor of a state like his?

Surprise no one from the MSM has brought this up?



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