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    Re: Netherlands Close Eight Prisons Due To Lack Of Criminals

    Restrictions on every walk of life have created this. I mean heck I can get a ticket for not wearing a seat belt in my own car. While I understand I'm not going to jail for this, it s still just another example of the government (the state one in this case) monitoring every single thing we do and trying to profit from it. Am I threatening to hurt anybody if I die in a fiery accident and didn't have my seat belt on? Isn't that my choice?

    One thing I would like to point out though is that the Netherlands does have a higher percentage of their population incarcerated compared to the United States, but no matter how you look at it the US needs to review its law codes and stop using prisons to make money.
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    Re: Netherlands Close Eight Prisons Due To Lack Of Criminals

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Do you have a link for that first one?
    I'm pretty sure that first one is from a movie where a guy peed in a school playground, at midnight.

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    Re: Netherlands Close Eight Prisons Due To Lack Of Criminals

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post

    A vast majority of prisoners have committed violent or serious offenses.
    But that does not mean the catalyst for the violent behavior was drugs.

    A guy can be in prison for murder and it's still very much a drug-related crime.

    When looking at statistics one must take into consideration what questions are being asked and how.

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    Re: Netherlands Close Eight Prisons Due To Lack Of Criminals

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    One thing I would like to point out though is that the Netherlands does have a higher percentage of their population incarcerated compared to the United States
    LOL hell no. False, not true.. right wing talking points and so on.. You are so far off it is not even funny.

    The US has 737 per 100000 inhabitants.. Netherlands has 128 per 100000 inhabitants...

    BBC NEWS | In Depth

    and many other sources.

    The US has the highest per 100000 prison population in the world and the highest amount of in jail of all nations. In fact if we counted all prisoners in the EU then they would be no where near the American total of 2.2+ million incarcerated and over 7 million either in jail or on probation/home arrest/monitoring and so on.
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