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American prisons and jails held 2,304,115 inmates in 2008. Approximately one in every 18 men in the United States is behind bars or being monitored. A significantly greater percentage of the American population is in some form of correctional control even though crime rates have declined by about 25 percent from 1988-2008. 70% of prisoners in the United States are non-whites. In recent decades the U.S. has experienced a surge in its prison population, quadrupling since 1980, partially as a result of mandated sentences that came about during the "war on drugs." Violent crime and property crime have declined since the early 1990s.
Originally posted by MysterE
reply to post by ikonspyre
You may get your wish. What does a corrupt judge + jail = ???
A good whooping probably!
The damn problem is our government decided to let private enterprise control the jails. That is why drug users are jailed and why these judges can get bought off. There are many things that I think the government shouldn't be controlling. This isn't one of them.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Big revalation. The whole prison system is just another money making scheme.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence
Originally posted by gandhi
Is this how baby boomers treat our children?
Is this how authority treats the governed?
Is this how Law treats Civilians?
This is how people treat people.
Originally posted by MysterE
That is just wrong. What is up with all of the corruption in our legal system. I wonder how many kids were sent to this juvi school that really didn't deserve it. Lawyer up kids, because I see a settlement in your future!
Many kids and parents have already lawyered up in this town where i am from and have already gotten settlements ranging from cash to exponging of their record.
Also, my brother was one of those kids that didn't deserve it. He was actually innocent but Ciaverella didn't want to hear it and threw the book at him.
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
Gee and they wonder why the general public don't trust them...SIGH!!!! lets see...we can't trust our Politicians,judges,cops,military,teachers,news,Hollywood,textbooks,NASA,
Wall street,Banks,Drug companies,insurance Co,auto industry!,etc.,etc.,etc.
Does this just put the top on the cake for anyone. We are turning out to be one of the most corrupt countries in the world and it is making me physically ill now.