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Paula Dockery: In Florida, does the punishment fit the crime?

Recently Florida announced that it would reopen some of the prisons it closed a year ago due to projections of a growing inmate population.

In 2012, Gov. Rick Scott announced prison facility closures as a cost-saving measure. It seems those closures were premature.

The Department of Corrections is now asking for $59 million to reopen nine of those facilities, including two prisons, five work camps and two re-entry centers. The department is requesting $124 million in additional funding for the upcoming budget year.

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Currently in the U.S. there are 5% of the world population and 25% of the world inmates population...To read more :
http://en.fbii.org/investigations/1110.html
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It's nothing more than a business to these people, no matter their political affiliation. The almighty dollar is more important than the lives that they ruin.
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Probably Rick Scott's plan was to lease the closed prisons to the private prison corporations so they can make big bucks as jailers. The only way to decrease spending on corrections is to stop throwing all these people in prison and to stop handing out ridiculous sentences. People come out of prison worse than they go in because there is no rehabilitation in prison. It is all about punishment and making money for the few.If you have a loved one in prison most likely you are paying through the nose for inmate canteen and phone calls. This trend can be stopped but it will take people coming together to let lawmakers know this will no longer be tolerated. Another way is to talk to other citizens about the issue and let them know it is their problem too. They are paying for this with tax dollars. Incarceration is now commonplace, and imprisoning other human beings is a it is a huge industry. One in one hundred people is somehow involved with criminal INJUSTICE system. IN many areas 1 in 3 black men can expect to spend time in prison during his life time. There are grassroots organizations that are trying to change things. Some may think that they can't do anything but that is not true. The Viet Nam war was stopped in a few years when a group of young people came together and spoke out against it. That movement spread across the country. This can happen with sentencing and prison reform too,but it will take people coming together and letting politicians know that this is not acceptable.
The Private Prison Corporations and private companies like JPAY and prison health care providers make billions off the pain of inmates and their loved ones.They fund campaigns and support ALEC which is largely responsible for writing the laws regarding Mandatory Minimum sentencing. It is time to stop the insanity.
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Probably Rick Scott's plan was to lease the closed prisons to the private prison corporations so they can make big bucks as jailers. The only way to decrease spending on corrections is to stop throwing all these people in prison and to stop handing out ridiculous sentences. People come out of prison worse than they go in because there is no rehabilitation in prison. It is all about punishment and making money for the few.If you have a loved one in prison most likely you are paying through the nose for inmate canteen and phone calls. This trend can be stopped but it will take people coming together to let lawmakers know this will no longer be tolerated. Another way is to talk to other citizens about the issue and let them know it is their problem too. They are paying for this with tax dollars. Incarceration is now commonplace, and imprisoning other human beings is a it is a huge industry. One in one hundred people is somehow involved with criminal INJUSTICE system. IN many areas 1 in 3 black men can expect to spend time in prison during his life time. There are grassroots organizations that are trying to change things. Some may think that they can't do anything but that is not true. The Viet Nam war was stopped in a few years when a group of young people came together and spoke out against it. That movement spread across the country. This can happen with sentencing and prison reform too,but it will take people coming together and letting politicians know that this is not acceptable.
The Private Prison Corporations and private companies like JPAY and prison health care providers make billions off the pain of inmates and their loved ones.They fund campaigns and support ALEC which is largely responsible for writing the laws regarding Mandatory Minimum sentencing. It is time to stop the insanity.
Ok well said,but are there any advocacy groups that would represent inmates?
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There is a growing movement of libertarian minded Republicans aligning with some Democrats trying to put a end to prison sentences for drug possession. While I`m not on the drug legalization bandwagon, I think it is pointless to throw someone into prison for mere possession. In some states they make up nearly half of the prison population. What is the point, especially if there is no rehab programs.




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Probably Rick Scott's plan was to lease the closed prisons to the private prison corporations so they can make big bucks as jailers. The only way to decrease spending on corrections is to stop throwing all these people in prison and to stop handing out ridiculous sentences. People come out of prison worse than they go in because there is no rehabilitation in prison. It is all about punishment and making money for the few.If you have a loved one in prison most likely you are paying through the nose for inmate canteen and phone calls. This trend can be stopped but it will take people coming together to let lawmakers know this will no longer be tolerated. Another way is to talk to other citizens about the issue and let them know it is their problem too. They are paying for this with tax dollars. Incarceration is now commonplace, and imprisoning other human beings is a it is a huge industry. One in one hundred people is somehow involved with criminal INJUSTICE system. IN many areas 1 in 3 black men can expect to spend time in prison during his life time. There are grassroots organizations that are trying to change things. Some may think that they can't do anything but that is not true. The Viet Nam war was stopped in a few years when a group of young people came together and spoke out against it. That movement spread across the country. This can happen with sentencing and prison reform too,but it will take people coming together and letting politicians know that this is not acceptable.
The Private Prison Corporations and private companies like JPAY and prison health care providers make billions off the pain of inmates and their loved ones.They fund campaigns and support ALEC which is largely responsible for writing the laws regarding Mandatory Minimum sentencing. It is time to stop the insanity.
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Ok well said,but are there any advocacy groups that would represent inmates?
American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU has successfully sued many states for violations of prisoners' rights, and they can refer you to lawyers in your area that handle prisoners' rights cases.
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