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    Default Record number of people in U.S. prisons

    1% of the adult American population.

    In the past 20 years, state spending on prisons has increased 6 times more than spending on education. Do you think we have our priorities straight?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080228/...son_population

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    Wow.

    I didn't realize it was that high.

    I wonder if this will even be discussed during the elections.

    The candidates would rather sling mud and discuss issues like this.

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    Conservatives probably think not enough. Perhaps the Church should take over the prisons to make rehabilitation better.

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    I wonder how many of those prisoners commited drug related crimes?

    I bet at least 50%.

    Drugs are at the root of this issue.

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    Conservatives probably think not enough

    And what do you think the liberals think?

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    Default Re: Record number of people in U.S. prisons

    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Conservatives probably think not enough

    And what do you think the liberals think?
    Liberals think more money should be spent on prison prevention programs and on education.

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    prison prevention programs

    What is a prison prevention program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    prison prevention programs

    What is a prison prevention program?

    A freestyle wrestling club!

    Or a basketball program for those into that sort of thing.

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    Default Re: Record number of people in U.S. prisons

    Naw, Big, effective as it might be, there's the possibility it could cause my taxes to go up.

    See the competing arguments:

    Prison industry lobbyists to legislators: JOBS!

    Response by right-wing think tanks to anything smacking of education, including wrestling programs: NO NEW TAXES!
    Last edited by matclone; 02-28-2008 at 02:38 PM.

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