I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Canada's entire criminal rate and jail rate is MUCH lower than that of the U.S. and somehow their recidivism is also lower. This is because the entire focus of their correctional facilities has been shifted from simply punishing people to rehabilitating them. Trust me on this one. Making jail harder for criminals only makes better criminals.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
***** For what it's worth here - probably 20% of the people locked up in Federal & State Prisons are a Physical threat to no one. They are Petty Thieves, Substance abusers & Mental defectives. This ratio will stand if not increase in future years unless like California Bankruptcy is coming soon.
Last edited by Zinc Route; 12-24-09 at 03:51 PM.
Veni. Vidi. Vici.
-Gaius Julius Caesar
The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I believe there are fewer prisonable (is that a word? Who care?) offenses then than there are now. It's safe to say that, just because there are no more Jim Crow laws that imprison blacks for standing on the wrong side of the street.When you make more things illegal the crime rate is bound to go up.
As I pointed out, cocaine has been illega for nearly 100 years. Illegal liquir took the place of illegal drugs back then. The opposite is true now. And before you say it, liquir wasn't illegal in 1914.