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Old 07-28-2019, 05:33 PM
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I disagree that most prisoners are bad people, although many prison employees wouldn't agree with me, the same COs who believe that anything an inmate says has to be a lie.

What mass incarceration in the US has accomplished is to take prison from where it was, a punishment for bad people who commit terrible crimes, to a place that is more like a neighborhood or church get together. Far too many federal prisoners would never have been convicted of any crime, let alone felonies, until recent history.

It's interesting to me that many of the "tough on crime" folks are the same ones who also yearn for a return to the "good old days", but ignore the fact that it would also cut our prison/jail populations drastically. It must only be some of the good old days that they hope for.

Here's an article from the February 2018 State Factor. a publication of the American Legislative Exchange Council that discusses "The Number of Laws "Criminalizing Innocent Conduct".
https://www.alec.org/app/uploads/201...r-Mens-Rea.pdf
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