posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 12:53 PM
once again the point is missed. Did the fire get started by the body heat of too many packed in prisoners? Did the fire rage out of control because
firefighters couldn't get to the blaze because the incarcerated were packed like cattle?
No..they were rival gangs! fighting ! over control of contrababnd and drugs!
Overcrowding didn't case this. A culture that accepts and creates gangs is the fault. People who kill over sale of drugs are at fault. Instead of
imprisoning and constantly making excuses for these violent, dangerous people, eliminate them. Justice is not served by caging and supporting them,
until their own violence and inability to act human destroys them.
Prisons are not overcrowded just because of nonviolent arrests. How many convicted murderers are supported for decades and for life? How many serial
rapists? These are people who chose to give up their right to human compassion when they chose not to give that same compassion to another human
being, and made that choice out of simple selfishness or greed. They wanted something, and took it, in the most personal way possible.