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(Fox News)   One year in a NYC prison costs almost as much as a whole Ivy League education. So let's just send them all to Harvard instead because BEST REALITY SHOW EVAR   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2013-09-30 07:30:00 AM  
3 votes:
2013-09-30 10:51:22 AM  
2 votes:
Waiting a year before trial ...

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial ...

We apparently need to put an actual time limit on these things. If the civil authorities can't get their shiat together after a certain number of days, you're off the hook and they pay a fine for inconveniencing you. Imagine how much that would reduce the amount of frivolous arrests.


Apparently there is already a test in place, and anything under a year is considered speedy. Needs to be shortened to a month. A year is just ridiculous.
2013-09-30 09:44:15 AM  
2 votes:
Ahh yes, the fark thread about prison costs and population, the one where everyone complains about us putting people in jail for idiotic reasons... to be followed by the thread about some jackass committing petty crime where it will be advocated that he and his entire family be sentenced to prison for decades.
2013-09-30 08:46:10 AM  
2 votes:
I think that, in general, we're putting too many people in prison and we're keeping them there too long.  I wish we had a system that truly focused on using the time in prison to give the inmates a real chance at a life outside of the cycle they are in that lands them in jail.

But I read that article and the biggest take-home I get is that we must be wasting huge amounts of money in our prison systems.  Because you should be able to pay an inmates "room and board" (How much should rent on a cell and three meals a day cost in bulk) plus have a tiny ratio of inmates to guards for the kind of money they're talking about.  And I bet , despite all that money, that the prison is still a crap-hole.
2013-09-30 01:10:56 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: If the criminals were intelligent, they'd already be in an Ivy League school and they'd be getting their business degree.

So true, four years is a small price to pay for getting sent to white-collar jail when you commit crimes.
2013-09-30 12:15:53 PM  
1 vote:
Costs less to send them to Penn State than to the state pen.
2013-09-30 10:52:46 AM  
1 vote:

fireclown: FlashHarry: Cheron: Barbaric.  If someone offends against society they should repay society by being humanly killed and broken up for parts.  A bullet waist useful tissue

a fair point. perhaps stunned and then poisoned. i do agree that their organs should be harvested for the use of the living. especially the young ones caught shoplifting or skipping school.

Oh yeah.  Let me know when a good set of sturdy 20 year old knees comes up for sale.

Mmmmm... organlegging.... Somewhere, Larry Niven nods knowingly.
2013-09-30 10:10:09 AM  
1 vote:
No no. You see, the tax money spent on prisoners goes to private corporations. Hell will freeze over before they hand that kind of money over to the taxpayers themselves to better their lives with.
2013-09-30 09:40:45 AM  
1 vote:
TeaParty, shut down public education, build more prisons.
2013-09-30 09:11:18 AM  
1 vote:
God Bless the USA. We're willing to spend more on punishing people than helping them. Good Christian values.

legion_of_doo: Even if Harvard were free, most people wouldn't take advantage of it because studyin be hard & sellin out aint right.

That explains all our empty universities and the enormous amount of people that get turned down by Ivy league schools.
2013-09-30 08:27:19 AM  
1 vote:
I like Norway's approach, where they basically move the inmates to an island and treat them like human beings with problems, and work with the inmates to  solve those problems. Our prison system treats inmates like caged animals. Is it any surprise that they act like animals?

//Cue the dogwhistle: "Scandinavian countries can get away with that because they're more  homogeneous."
2013-09-30 07:43:12 AM  
1 vote:
Ivy League Lockdown: Hard Time at Harvard
2013-09-30 07:38:52 AM  
1 vote:
Worth every penny.
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