Tens of thousands convicted prisoners have been released in the past couple
years.Many criminals have crossed the borders into our country.What's the big deal of 3,000 Washington prisoners mistakenly
freed?Disarming innocent Americans with gun control will fix
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Currently
around 707 out of every 100 thousand citizens are in prison. Over the last 30
years we have seen a 500% increase in the number of those committed to prison.
Overwhelmingly minorities and the poor are sent to prison at higher rates. Are
minorities and the poor less honest? I do not believe so. Sentencing is
arbitrary; some people spend less time in prison for murder than others serve
for a burglary or drug dealing. Two people commit the same crime. One serves
a year or two the other serves 15+ there is no proof that long term sentences
are more effective than shorter sentences. Add to this the number of innocent
people who have been cleared after DNA testing. To date the innocence project
reports 334 people cleared through DNA, the average sentence served by those
freed was 14 years. False identification, police misconduct, improper
forensics, relying on informants are some of the most common causes. It is time
to rethink our criminal justice system. The state of washington reports they let
some prisoners go early, maybe they kept them locked up too long. Its all so
arbitrary and random
BYU Football may Rock but your comment is very depressing. Keeping in line with
your apparent thinking maybe we should free ALL criminals. Why would we possibly
want them to have a consequence for committing a crime?Let em' all
go. They can have a free for all and inflict more of their heinous violence on
the populace. Your ideology is frightening.
This mistake probably did zero harm and a great deal of good. Think of all the
families reunited with their loved ones, the marriages saved, the lives that
went forward, as apposed to the non-effectual, stultifying, no-purpose
experience of jail or prison time.
One of them wasn't the Sr. Powell, Steve, was it?