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(Washington Post)   Biden: We need to get rid of for-profit private prisons and increase the use of halfway houses to help recently released inmates readjust to society. Trump: OMG SLEEPY JOE WANTS TO ABOLISH PRISONS AND LET CRIMINALS GO FREE   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-09-21 11:12:21 AM  
19 votes:
Trump's next thought: Wait. That could work out for me
 
2020-09-21 12:17:24 PM  
7 votes:

madgonad: Bootleg: Can we also do something about that "No one will hire a felon" thing? Giving convicts more opportunities on the outside might help reduce recidivism, maybe.

On the flip side, why should somebody who DIDN'T go to prison miss out on a good job opportunity?


And while we're at it, where we at on getting a WHITE history month on the calendars??
 
2020-09-21 12:08:03 PM  
4 votes:

Bootleg: Can we also do something about that "No one will hire a felon" thing? Giving convicts more opportunities on the outside might help reduce recidivism, maybe.


On the flip side, why should somebody who DIDN'T go to prison miss out on a good job opportunity?
 
2020-09-21 12:06:56 PM  
4 votes:
Are both sides still totally the same?
 
2020-09-21 12:02:33 PM  
4 votes:
Joe should strike a compromise - keep the for-profit prisons open, release the current inmates, and replace them with the Trump cabal in 2021.  They might even have to build more of them.
 
2020-09-21 11:15:09 AM  
4 votes:

Biscuit Tin: Trump's next thought: Wait. That could work out for me


Guarantee he doesn't think that far ahead.
 
2020-09-21 1:41:09 PM  
2 votes:

alto_reed_on_a_tenor_sax: madgonad: Do you get to go right back to where you were before you went in or should it knock you down a couple pegs?

If I take a couple of years off my job for any reason, I'm probably not going to jump back in right at the level I left off. A gap in your resume is hard enough to overcome, whether it's because you were incarcerated, went backpacking across Europe to find yourself, or decided to make a stab at playing online poker for a living.

Why don't we start with just eliminating the "CONVICTED FELON" stigma, and see what that does for us. You do your time, your record is expunged, and no employer gets to know that about you. You'll still have the gap in your resume to deal with, that should be punitive enough.


Yeah, there are all kinds of convicted felons.

Which of these would be acceptable for your boss to hire to work as your coworker?

-Drug possession (meth)
-Drug trafficking (pot)
-Repeat DWI
-Wife beater
-Corporate fraudster
-Assault & battery
-Dinesh D'Souza
-Armed robbery
-Tax fraud
-Breaking & entering / robbery
-Vehicular manslaughter
-2nd degree murder
-Arson
-Vandalism
 
2020-09-21 12:44:10 PM  
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2020-09-21 12:14:02 PM  
2 votes:

Great_Milenko: kbronsito: To keep halfway homes from ruining the property value of hardworking Americans, we'll place them all next to in former Trump properties acquired through eminent domain.

That sounds better.


Why use eminent domain to acquire property that's gonna be confiscated via a RICO case?
 
2020-09-21 12:26:34 PM  
1 vote:
oh they also put prisons in rural areas to boost the census, even though people in those prisons can't vote. ain't this country great?
 
2020-09-21 12:24:03 PM  
1 vote:

madgonad: Bootleg: Can we also do something about that "No one will hire a felon" thing? Giving convicts more opportunities on the outside might help reduce recidivism, maybe.

On the flip side, why should somebody who DIDN'T go to prison miss out on a good job opportunity?


Maybe they shouldn't be such a loser that the employer would rather hire a thief, rapist, or murderer?
 
2020-09-21 12:19:59 PM  
1 vote:

quo vadimus: Meanwhile in Bernieland: OMG BIDEN REFUSES TO EVER DO ANYTHING ABOUT PRISONS BSAB PART OF THE SYSTEM FLKAJFWAEINB!!!


Ayukshully, we've been pissed at his lack of plans for police reform. The thing people have been pretty upset about lately. Talking about prison reform is a good idea, but doesn't change the conversation.
 
2020-09-21 12:16:12 PM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile in Bernieland: OMG BIDEN REFUSES TO EVER DO ANYTHING ABOUT PRISONS BSAB PART OF THE SYSTEM FLKAJFWAEINB!!!
 
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