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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-28-04 09:24 AM
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19. Part of the problem is
that once someone is in the system they become a non person, and on release they don't automatically become a person again. Even though they may have paid their debt, they are shut off from society, stigmatized, there are many professional licenses that they can't get, many states will not restore voting rights, trying to get a job with a record becomes very, very hard.
As a result many people are caught up in the revolving door, they can't survive outside, and return to prison.
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  -One of every 75 U.S. men in prison, report finds Kadie  May-27-04 05:52 PM   #0 
  - Land of the Free . . . .  lucky777   May-27-04 05:55 PM   #1 
  - Prison will absorb the dwindling middle class  Voltaire99   May-27-04 06:15 PM   #5 
     - surplus labor  Alerter_   May-27-04 07:25 PM   #12 
     - I only know about Oklahoma  okcdem   May-29-04 04:56 PM   #33 
     - this was done during the vietnam war, i believe  seekthetruth   May-28-04 12:30 AM   #15 
  - This ought to be a fiscal responsibility issue:  struggle4progress   May-27-04 06:06 PM   #2 
  - Yeah, but try and get a politician to listen to you about this. n/t  JayS   May-28-04 09:13 AM   #18 
  - Completely agree  cally   May-28-04 10:49 AM   #22 
     - Right on cally!  Barkley   May-29-04 12:02 PM   #28 
  - Anyone have exact figures for how many people were put in for  Sirveri   May-27-04 06:09 PM   #3 
  - last heard, it was over 50%...  arcos   May-27-04 07:19 PM   #10 
  - 1 of every 75 "Men"?? or people??  skooooo   May-27-04 06:09 PM   #4 
  - 715 per 100,000 people = 1 in 139 people  mulethree   May-27-04 06:20 PM   #6 
  - Bullshit on Ashcroft  nothingshocksmeanymore   May-27-04 06:43 PM   #7 
  - just doing all we can to enrich  UpInArms   May-27-04 07:00 PM   #8 
  - Land of the free?  markses   May-27-04 07:06 PM   #9 
  - What's the incarceration rate in developed countries  TrogL   May-27-04 07:20 PM   #11 
  - I think a quarter to a tenth of the U.S. rate  daleo   May-27-04 11:51 PM   #14 
  - jeezus  seekthetruth   May-28-04 12:32 AM   #16 
  - And we've more than doubled since then  NRK   May-28-04 12:27 PM   #25 
  - Nationmaster is a decent first site for such statistics.  TahitiNut   May-28-04 09:25 AM   #20 
  - Truly sad  Mace   May-27-04 10:57 PM   #13 
  - More money is spent on prisons than on schools  ze_dscherman   May-28-04 12:22 PM   #24 
  - related article: EMBARGOED-U.S. Record Prison Population Rises Again  UpInArms   May-28-04 09:09 AM   #17 
  - Part of the problem is  freddie57   May-28-04 09:24 AM   #19 
  - It's Friday.  JayS   May-28-04 10:36 AM   #21 
  - There is more..  okcdem   May-29-04 04:30 PM   #29 
  - Out Future Division of Labor:  maxsolomon   May-28-04 12:07 PM   #23 
  - "the success of efforts to take hard-core criminals off the streets"  KansDem   May-28-04 12:46 PM   #26 
  - We are using the program that Ashcroft pushes here and...  JayS   May-28-04 01:00 PM   #27 
  - Thank you, War on Drugs  Columbia   May-29-04 04:41 PM   #30 
  - Ron Paul will! :) n/t  JayS   May-29-04 04:45 PM   #31 
  - I posted the commondreams  burrowowl   May-29-04 04:47 PM   #32 
  - I wonder what the ratio is between class and number is prison.  Rex   May-29-04 06:03 PM   #34 

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