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  •  First of all, "Zero Tolerance" (1+ / 0-)
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    doesn't work, and in fact often leads to people being wrongly convicted for crimes they did not commit.

    Now I don't expect that I'll be going to prison any time soon, but what if I wanted to have a consentual relationship with another prisoner? I mean, it's against the rules, but those things do happen.

    Do you know what I think will go a long way towards ending prison rape? Putting less people in prison.

    Perfect ticket for GOP '12: Palin/O'Donnell.

    by commonmass on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:30:57 AM PDT

    •  "It's against the rules..." No sexual... (0+ / 0-)

      relationships in prison, period.  It is prison, for God's sake.

      •  Americans seem to have a Calvinistic (5+ / 0-)
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        wader, tle, balancedscales, millwood, asym

        obsession with punishment. And prison. Locking people up, for instance, for drug crimes is simply ridiculous on it's face. We are very quick to put people in prison in this country. It costs a lot, and usually it doesn't accomplish much. Now, I'm not talking about murderers and rapists here, I'm talking about people in prison for stupid, petty crimes.

        There are too many people in prison for things that in many other civilized countries, they would not be sent away for.

        But I will give you this: there are far too few CEO's in prison.

        Perfect ticket for GOP '12: Palin/O'Donnell.

        by commonmass on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:42:53 AM PDT

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