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Was a prison built every 10 days to house a fast-growing population of nonviolent inmates?

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posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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It's past time to be asking if we should be jailing non violent offenders, this policy is ruining our country!


With criminal justice reform in the national spotlight, first-term Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., commented on the growth of the prison system in recent years. "We built a new prison every 10 days between 1990 and 2005 to keep up with our mass incarceration explosion of nonviolent offenders," Booker said in a post to his Instagram account on July 27, 2015. Before joining the Senate, Booker served as mayor of Newark



Political Facts ruling on Cory Bookers statement:


Booker said, "We built a new prison every 10 days between 1990 and 2005 to keep up with our mass incarceration explosion of nonviolent offenders." Booker is right that a new prison was built every 10 days during that period. But while there was a significant rise in the incarceration rate of nonviolent offenders, it took place over a longer time period than the post indicates -- between 1980 and 2013. On balance, we rate his claim Mostly True.


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The corps (corporations)want to jail copyright offender next, at our expense!




posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:26 PM
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the fear of crime meets the accumulation of profits...2 birds, one stone



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Rich people are never jailed for non violent crimes.

But over 1.7 million people are in Jalil for non violent crimes in this country.

Most of them for drugs..

This is supposed to be the land of the free lololoko



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Pretty good idea if you ask me



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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But what about repeat non violent crimes like burglary?

Surely they should be jailed. You can't only imprison violent offenders.

Things like this can't be dealt with a broad brush. One extreme cannot be solved with another extreme.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
But what about repeat non violent crimes like burglary?

Surely they should be jailed. You can't only imprison violent offenders.

Things like this can't be dealt with a broad brush. One extreme cannot be solved with another extreme.


You are right, I am talking more about victimless crimes.. Burglary has a victim. smoking pot does not.. There are so many people lacked up in this country over weed it is retarded.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: alienjuggalo

originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
But what about repeat non violent crimes like burglary?

Surely they should be jailed. You can't only imprison violent offenders.

Things like this can't be dealt with a broad brush. One extreme cannot be solved with another extreme.


You are right, I am talking more about victimless crimes.. Burglary has a victim. smoking pot does not.. There are so many people lacked up in this country over weed it is retarded.


Ok, then I absolutely agree with you.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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We have come a long way from the 1700.
if you stole food, so you dont starve to death.
they killed you...

now you take a copy of some thing, DVD movie or soft ware.
they give big fines and some times jail.
Not a real thing.

how soon will it be untill they jail you for taking a photo?
some places make you Pay to take photos.
and when a good VR world is in big use.
they will stop you having Thoughts in the futre.
becuse they belong to sme one else...




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