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mudplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 02:22 PM
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136. 50% of people in state prisons are there for possessing or selling drugs,
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/factsh...

People in prison aren't slaves and still have many rights, spelled out in international law and in the US constitution.

Yes, a lot of people in prison need to be there to protect the general population of the country.

But how you treat prisoners reflects directly back on you. The type of person you are. If you think it's ok to treat people inhumanely, what kind of person are you? If the treatment of prisoners violates either US or international law, the people that inflict/impose that treatment are criminals themselves and belong in prison.
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