Skip to comments.GETTING STRAIGHT
Posted on 06/08/2003 2:20:11 AM PDT by kattracksEdited on 05/26/2004 5:14:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
June 8, 2003 -- EVERY day, the nation's prisons release a walking crime wave: 70 percent of state con victs are re-arrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within three years of their release.
A Justice Department study found that convicts let out from the prisons of 15 states in 1994 had been charged by 1997 with 2,900 homicides, 2,400 kidnappings, 2,400 rapes, 3,200 other sexual assaults, 21,200 robberies, 54,600 assaults and 13,900 other violent crimes, not to mention over 200,000 car thefts, burglaries and drugs and weapons offenses. Add in crimes they didn't get caught for, and the total is undoubtedly far higher.
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If we did know how to rehabilitate -- as determined by results, not good intentions -- it would be callous of us not to do so. But, as we don't, the penal system cannot be forgiven for having scamped its duty to protect the public from predators, in favor of other, quixotic endeavors.
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The stats in these 2 reports are good arguments for STRONG support of the 2nd Amendment.
Parole and probation should be ABOLISHED.
It all comes from within as any drug or alcohol addict can tell you.
Except for the hardcore pros and the utterly stupid, reform comes around the age of thirty, when the futility of doing life on the installment plan becomes apparent.
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