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Response to onenote (Reply #37)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 03:05 PM

47. any way this is handled, the cost is disproportionate to the crime

Court costs, cost of jailing the perp if he can't bail out, cost of supervision if he's under some sort of order or monitoring, cost of social services.....

No matter what is done to him, the cost is disproportionate to even a dozen petty crimes.

Money spent to adjudicate those petty crimes comes directly from the pot of money that could be used for schools, for parks, for services to elderly and families, for mental health care, for low-cost clinics.

Money spent to jail petty criminals makes money for corporations, without any deterrent effect.

Let's see.....schools, parks, social services? Or prison-industrial corporations? Where should the money go?

I believe in a concept called Restorative Justice, where victim and offender are both served in ways that divert every possible person from jail time. But that, too, takes money to administer.

No easy answers here.

The prison industrial complex has hyper-monetized the system.

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