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(Time)   Thanks to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which unanimously voted to retroactively reduce prison sentences for drug offenders who are currently serving their terms, 46,000 dangerous criminals will be released two years ahead of schedule   (time.com) divider line 216
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2014-07-20 09:10:03 AM  
drug offenders
dangerous criminals


Sorry, not seeing the connection here.
 
2014-07-20 09:15:39 AM  
Good. The mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug offenses has already been reduced. This is just retroactively taking care of those that were sentenced under the old guidelines. Or do conservatives suddenly think that paying the extra few billion per year for prisons is worth it?
 
2014-07-20 09:45:56 AM  
This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...
 
2014-07-20 09:48:47 AM  

IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...


Americans for Prosperity will get their Tea Party UI's worked up into a fit over it.
 
2014-07-20 10:31:14 AM  
The only way this news could get better is if we let all drug offenders go free and tossed all the war on drugs people in an oubliette.
 
2014-07-20 10:34:04 AM  

clancifer: IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...

Americans for Prosperity will get their Tea Party UI's worked up into a fit over it.


They'll most likely demand we put all those refugee children illegals in the empty cots.
 
2014-07-20 11:35:56 AM  
And they'll all be looking for a job.....with a record......and will have learned how to become a better criminal rather than a better person......

/the damage has already been done
 
2014-07-20 12:18:13 PM  
The average prison sentence for first-time drug offenders is longer than for rape.
 
2014-07-20 12:18:55 PM  

basemetal: And they'll all be looking for a job.....with a record......and will have learned how to become a better criminal rather than a better person......


I don't think they were dangerous criminals going in, but the above may sadly be the reality.

/ And the over-reaction will be locking up MORE people
 
2014-07-20 12:19:24 PM  

dookdookdook: drug offenders
dangerous criminals

Sorry, not seeing the connection here.


To some people anybody with a criminal record, no matter what it is, is a dangerous criminal.
 
2014-07-20 12:20:01 PM  
And by "dangerous criminal" you mean "someone given a ten year stretch for having half a joint in his pocket". Right, Subbo?
 
2014-07-20 12:20:04 PM  
It really depends on how many of them were in there for pot-related offenses compared to other crimes, especially since you can sort of legally buy it here in my state (when it happens to be in stock).
 
2014-07-20 12:20:57 PM  

dookdookdook: drug offenders
dangerous criminals

Sorry, not seeing the connection here.


Yeah, kind of a trolly headline.

FTA:  " locked up for nonviolent drug offenses"

/I know, I know, welcome to Fark
 
2014-07-20 12:21:06 PM  
good.
 
2014-07-20 12:21:25 PM  

IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...


The PR machine will be in full affect, no doubt. Most likely, "Obama doesn't care about you. He is letting thousands of criminals free. Criminals will soon be on your door step. Protect yourself and call your senator to stop this."
 
2014-07-20 12:21:57 PM  
People that get caught with weed are worse than pedos and murderers.
 
2014-07-20 12:22:33 PM  
And adding-

"Before it's too late..."
 
2014-07-20 12:22:37 PM  

basemetal: And they'll all be looking for a job.....with a record......and will have learned how to become a better criminal rather than a better person......

/the damage has already been done


46,000 more democratic votes
 
2014-07-20 12:23:58 PM  

abhorrent1: People that get caught with weed are worse than pedos and murderers.


I knew a guy who once took a whole marijuana and it made him eat a baby.
 
2014-07-20 12:24:04 PM  

IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...


You can also expect a reaction from the socialistic union representing prison guards.  This could end up being a Perfect Storm of outrage.
 
2014-07-20 12:24:12 PM  

doglover: The only way this news could get better is if we let all drug offenders go free and tossed all the war on drugs people in an oubliette.


I've read about these.  Evil, horrible places...so yeah.
 
2014-07-20 12:25:19 PM  

mekki: IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...

The PR machine will be in full affect, no doubt. Most likely, "Obama doesn't care about you. He is letting thousands of criminals free. Criminals will soon be on your door step. Protect yourself and call your senator to stop this."


I'm sure the GOP is already buying air time for their next Willy Horton
 
2014-07-20 12:27:09 PM  

Fonaibung: The average prison sentence for first-time drug offenders is longer than for rape.


That's true, but only for legitimate first-time drug offences.  If it's not legitimate, the judiciary has a way of shutting it down.
 
2014-07-20 12:27:14 PM  
First, I'm a conservative.

Secondly; Dangerous?

In my opinion, 90% of prison sentences are the result of outdated mandatory drug sentencing laws for a minor infractions.

Mandatory sentencing laws are Bullspit!
 
2014-07-20 12:28:09 PM  
Nice troll use of the "FAIL" tag, subby.
 
2014-07-20 12:29:29 PM  
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2014-07-20 12:30:42 PM  

jaytkay: mekki: IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...

The PR machine will be in full affect, no doubt. Most likely, "Obama doesn't care about you. He is letting thousands of criminals free. Criminals will soon be on your door step. Protect yourself and call your senator to stop this."

I'm sure the GOP is already buying air time for their next Willy Horton


Sadly this. :(
 
2014-07-20 12:30:48 PM  
Marijuana offenders need to be let out.

Meth addicts should rot.
 
2014-07-20 12:31:03 PM  

ongbok: dookdookdook: drug offenders
dangerous criminals

Sorry, not seeing the connection here.

To some people anybody with a criminal record, no matter what it is, is a dangerous criminal.


Even if you only stole a loaf of bread. Javertmitter needs to leap off a bridge.
 
2014-07-20 12:33:19 PM  

cptjeff: ongbok: dookdookdook: drug offenders
dangerous criminals

Sorry, not seeing the connection here.

To some people anybody with a criminal record, no matter what it is, is a dangerous criminal.

Even if you only stole a loaf of bread. Javertmitter needs to leap off a bridge.


It starts off with a loaf of bread, next thing you know they are going on bloody rampages in the streets.
 
2014-07-20 12:33:42 PM  

TV's Vinnie: And by "dangerous criminal" you mean "someone given a ten year stretch for having half a joint in his pocket". Right, Subbo?


He means black people.
 
2014-07-20 12:34:05 PM  

clancifer: Americans for Prosperity will get their Tea Party UI's worked up into a fit over it.

1. Interrogate the lower echelon members of Americans for Prosperity.
2. Say "We just want the big fish."
3. Jail those Mortgage Meltdown derivative geniuses, complicit Realtors™ and Foreclosing Banksters
4. You've got a new 46,000. Just launder the orange and you're done.
 
2014-07-20 12:34:07 PM  

WTFDYW: Nice troll use of the "FAIL" tag, subby.


I assumed it was a self-reflective usage.
 
2014-07-20 12:34:35 PM  
FTFA:

Around 46,000 inmates sentenced before Nov. 1,2014 and locked up for nonviolent drug offenses could be eligible for reduced sentences, with releases beginning Nov. 1, 2015.


Subby, you need a diaper change?
 
2014-07-20 12:35:49 PM  

enry: Good. The mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug offenses has already been reduced. This is just retroactively taking care of those that were sentenced under the old guidelines. Or do conservatives suddenly think that paying the extra few billion per year for prisons is worth it?



They're not conservatives, they're authoritarians.  You broke their rules, so you have to be punished and punished and punished.

Why?  Because you broke the rules.

/Up here, the "conservative" government brought in mandatory minimum sentencing.  The ink wasn't even dry on the bill before the first judge said, "nope, I'm not putting someone in jail for five years for this."
 
2014-07-20 12:36:02 PM  

abhorrent1: People that get caught with weed are worse than pedos and murderers.


I'm surprised the world didn't end when marijuana was legalized up in Washington State.

/ well, not really, but some of the Tea Party-types I work with are still freaking out over this...
// Oregonian.
 
2014-07-20 12:36:21 PM  
Marijuana should be legalized. Drugs like heroin are too lethal to be legalized. LSD should require a license to purchase. Generally speaking, drugs produced through intense manufacturing like cocaine should stay illegal; others that don't require intense manufacturing like opium should be decriminalized.
 
2014-07-20 12:36:29 PM  

1derful: Marijuana offenders need to be let out.

Meth addicts should rot.


Sorry. Disagree. Meth addiction is a disease. You don't jail someone for having Leukemia so why Meth?
 
2014-07-20 12:37:48 PM  

Heamer: abhorrent1: People that get caught with weed are worse than pedos and murderers.

I knew a guy who once took a whole marijuana and it made him eat a baby.


cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com

Did he have ice cream with it?
 
2014-07-20 12:38:44 PM  

haywatchthis: basemetal: And they'll all be looking for a job.....with a record......and will have learned how to become a better criminal rather than a better person......

/the damage has already been done

46,000 more democratic votes


Ha ha ha he still thinks felons can still vote how cute
 
2014-07-20 12:39:15 PM  

IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...


Nope... they get paid whether they have inmates or not.

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/23/6_shocking_revelations_about_how_pri va te_prisons_make_money_partner/

"65 percent of the private prison contracts ITPI received and analyzed included occupancy guarantees in the form of quotas or required payments for empty prison cells (a "low-crime tax"). These quotas and low-crime taxes put taxpayers on the hook for guaranteeing profits for private prison corporations."
 
2014-07-20 12:39:30 PM  

1derful: Marijuana offenders need to be let out.

Meth addicts should rot.


Why?
 
2014-07-20 12:39:31 PM  

theMagni: They're not conservatives, they're authoritarians.  You broke their rules, so you have to be punished and punished and punished.

Why?  Because you broke the rules.


It's been brought up on FARK many times before, but it's still uncanny how much the Far-Left and the Far-Right resemble each other in regards to "breaking rules".
 
2014-07-20 12:39:32 PM  

jaytkay: mekki: IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...

The PR machine will be in full affect, no doubt. Most likely, "Obama doesn't care about you. He is letting thousands of criminals free. Criminals will soon be on your door step. Protect yourself and call your senator to stop this."

I'm sure the GOP is already buying air time for their next Willy Horton


I don't understand all the criticism over the Willie Horton stuff. You realize this is a guy who, once released from prison, commited armed robbery and rape, right? Seems like pointing out that releasing him was a bad idea is fair.
 
2014-07-20 12:40:00 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Marijuana should be legalized. Drugs like heroin are too lethal to be legalized. LSD should require a license to purchase. Generally speaking, drugs produced through intense manufacturing like cocaine should stay illegal; others that don't require intense manufacturing like opium should be decriminalized.


Heroin is very helpful for people in the end stages of cancer.  Doctors should be able to use it.
 
2014-07-20 12:40:15 PM  

Barbecue Bob: 1derful: Marijuana offenders need to be let out.

Meth addicts should rot.

Sorry. Disagree. Meth addiction is a disease. You don't jail someone for having Leukemia so why Meth?


choice could be a factor
 
2014-07-20 12:41:35 PM  
Calm down subby. Only 26,000 of them had significant criminal histories or violent tendencies (or both).
 
2014-07-20 12:42:15 PM  

megarian: 1derful: Marijuana offenders need to be let out.

Meth addicts should rot.

Why?


Apparently, addicts are just "bad people" and should be punished....
 
2014-07-20 12:42:33 PM  

IgG4: This is bad news for private prisons, so I am expecting a conservative backlash anytime now...


I'm a conservative and I think ALL non-violent offenders should be released immediately.
 
2014-07-20 12:43:07 PM  

haywatchthis: basemetal: And they'll all be looking for a job.....with a record......and will have learned how to become a better criminal rather than a better person......

/the damage has already been done

46,000 more democratic votes


Umm, ex-cons aren't allowed to vote.
 
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