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    Record Number of Americans in Prison

    Maybe McKinnie's attorney can use this as an argument to keep him out of prison.

    [size=13pt]Record Number of Americans in Prison[/size]

    By DAVID CRARY,AP
    Posted: 2008-02-28 22:20:03

    NEW YORK - For the first time in U.S. history, more than one of every 100 adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report documenting America's rank as the world's No. 1 incarcerator. It urges states to curtail corrections spending by placing fewer low-risk offenders behind bars.
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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    It urges states to curtail corrections spending by placing fewer low-risk offenders behind bars.
    The other way to go would be a more agressive stance on use of capital punishment for serious offenders like murderers, rapists, and people who don't use their blinkers.

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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    "lakehubertviking" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    It urges states to curtail corrections spending by placing fewer low-risk offenders behind bars.
    The other way to go would be a more agressive stance on use of capital punishment for serious offenders like murderers, rapists, and people who don't use their blinkers.
    Or legalize pot. ;D

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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    Maybe McKinnie's attorney can use this as an argument to keep him out of prison.

    [size=13pt]Record Number of Americans in Prison[/size]

    By DAVID CRARY,AP
    Posted: 2008-02-28 22:20:03

    NEW YORK - For the first time in U.S. history, more than one of every 100 adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report documenting America's rank as the world's No. 1 incarcerator. It urges states to curtail corrections spending by placing fewer low-risk offenders behind bars.
    And yet, the roads are still crowded during my commute.
    WTF?

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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    Holy shit - 1 in every 100!?
    That is way higher than I would have expected it to be.

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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    I wonder what that percentage is for NFL players

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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    Holy pooh - 1 in every 100!?
    That is way higher than I would have expected it to be.
    I am actually pretty shocked about that too.
    Of course, this includes all jailed people, as well as those in minimum security-work release programs.
    But the number is still pretty damn high.
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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    Let's cut prison funding.
    Build four large unscalable walls and throw all the highest risk prisoners in there.
    Let them farm for their food and drink from a central well.
    No guards required.
    Just a SWAT sweep twice a day for bodies.

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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    Dostoevsky once said, show me your prisons, and I'll tell you what society you have.

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    Re: Record Number of Americans in Prison

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    Let's cut prison funding.
    Build four large unscalable walls and throw all the highest risk prisoners in there.
    Let them farm for their food and drink from a central well.
    No guards required.
    Just a SWAT sweep twice a day for bodies.
    And if the president's plane ever crashes inside, we can send Snake Plisskenin to get him out.. ;D
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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