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  •  If none of the perpetrators of nonviolent (8+ / 0-)

    crimes were imprisoned (i.e. marijuana dealers, drug dealers, people who committed property crimes, etc), the prison population would drop drastically and it would be possible to prevent some of this abuse.

    It's easy to get elected if you scream that Jean Valjean should get the electric chair for stealing a baguette because most US voters are woefully undereducated about criminal justice issues.  This comes to roost in far too many people being imprisoned and the kinds of crimes committed against them while they are confined.

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