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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 11 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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Whiggy

I do not support letting illegal immigrants break the law. My comment on the other story was not meant to support illegal activity, it was meant to encourage a respectful dialog on the issue.

RE Sherriff Joe

Is not always right. Some of the $$$ he is saving, is being spent on some costly lawsuits....... Ever heard of the ACLU???

QBA.24

SOME OF YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELVES.
DEATH PENALTY?BREAD WATER? TENTS.?
CONVICTS ARENT JUST A NUMBER ALSO ON THAT NOTE THEY ARE STiLL HUMAN AND SOME DECENT HUMANS MAKE MISTAKES..
YOU TALK AS iF THEY ARE ANIMALS.
;BEFORE YOU GO POINTING FINGERS MAKE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN;
MY HUSBAND IS AT USP. FOR A NON VIOLENT CRIME.
AND HE HAS LEARNED HIS LEASON WITH OUT THE NEED OF 'BREAD AND WATER'.
GRANTED THAT JUST RELEASING CONVICTS. WILL NO DOUBT BE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE . BUT WHAT OTHER RATIONAL/MORAL CLAUSE DO WE HAVE?
'THE DEATH PENALTY' 'IRAQ'
PEOPLE GET A GRIP.

Angry

I think that the state should look at each case
in question, alot of inmates are being held in lew
of restitution. So we the tax payer are spending
46,ooo dollars a year to keep pepole in prison who
owe money to the state. Make perfect sense to me

a better way

You all talk of locking criminals up, but you have no idea what hard time does to someone who just needs help. that is why we call it CORRECTIONS not WAREHOUSING!! There are those in there that want to change - they should be going through the system and releasing those indivuals into programs. There are some that will not change and they need to stay, but there are alot that do and funding to help them change is being cut. This needs to be addressed because if it is not, we are all in big trouble. It think the answer is much shorter sentences(much less cost) and more programs and therapy. This way we get people the help they need to change so that when they do get out, we won't have to lock ourselves and our children in the house. someone who truly is working and wants to change only needs about 1.5-2 years to do it. Lets get back to correcting and out of the stone age of just bread water and through away the key. They are people too, just need more help than the rest of us.

The truth

The truth is we are spending to much money on those in jail. Period. It's not supposed to be a hotel, it's prison. So whats the point of spending so many of our tax dollars for jailbirds when there are better things in this country to be spending it on right now. I also wonder why some get special treatment and why more of the petty criminals can't just be put on house arrest. And in case you didnt know, taxpayers pay approximately 19,000 dollars a year for EVERY inmate for things such as enjoyment (weight facilities), to medical bills. I believe the money should be coming out of their pockets just like it comes out of mine when I go to the doctor or to the gym.

uintah co

My fiances Now ex husband RAPED HER daughter and beat the other kids DCFS Theatened her with arrest every time she tried to turn him in for the abuse,so for you people to say that these people are wronged in this is insane.Here in vernal,ut. DCFS stands for (Department of Child and Family Separations)if you look you will find that they have a website for caseworkers only that has photos of children and I quote "Not Yet Taken" these prisoners are one thing and some of them never deserve to see light again in there lives but another problem BIG problem is these idiots with badges that play at being legal and legit but use the law to thier own means these are the ones that are worse than every other criminal out there they are right up there with child abusers and sex offenders

s.c

untill it's your family member who is in there for 8 years don't be so quick to Judge!

j.m

Besides having to do time, my friend is forever going to be seen as a sex offender because he forgot to ask for I.D. from a 16 year old promiscuous girl, who, by the way, was already a teenage mother. She also testified that it was consensual. So I totally agree that some of our laws and officials should be re-evaluated,especially the public defenders who just want to make a quick $500 dollars by convincing their clients to plead guilty by promising little jail time and a few years of probation. I agree with s.c, don't be to quick to judge.

m.p.

I love the previous comment, I 100% agree with the above person's comment, very true!!!

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