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02:18 PM on 03/22/2013
Or maybe dont do the crime if you cant to the time.
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frankcaprafan
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02:25 PM on 03/22/2013
"The time" being solitary confinement for a SIXTEEN YR OLD? Don't make the comment if you don't have a brain. Our country's losing it's mind, thanks to those like you.
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thinkingwomanmillstone
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02:50 PM on 03/22/2013
Our country is losing its integrity as well.
03:59 PM on 03/22/2013
Did you see the news? A kid in Georgia just shot a baby in the head and killed him, the shooter was described as being around 10 years old. Can't wait to see what he is like when he turns sixteen.....
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Nigel Humphries
02:33 PM on 03/22/2013
Just the sort of thing a serious discussion needs. A trite platitude with shoddy punctuation.
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02:16 PM on 03/22/2013
Americans are obviously the most lawless, out-of-control people on the planet - we imprison a greater percentage of our population than ANY other nation - more than any totalitarian state anyone can name.

Either that - or we are UNBELIEVABLY over-policed.

Nah - couldn't be - we're the "home of the free" - right?
02:15 PM on 03/22/2013
I didn't hear WHY these "kids" were in prison to begin with?? When we have 12 year olds killing folks and 15 year old gang members slinging drugs and killing, raping etc. - what are we going to do with them?? No doubt Koppel "cherry picked" his "clean-cut, good looking kid" CONVICTS for his interviews. Father Duffy and "Boys Town" was a long, long time ago.
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02:46 PM on 03/22/2013
We lock them up. We don't torture them...and I think that's his larger point.
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souix55
By your actions you will be known
03:00 PM on 03/22/2013
Regardless of their appearance, they are still members of the human race.
03:23 PM on 03/22/2013
Being members of the human race does not mean they possess the restraint or social skills allowing them to participate in society.  By their actions, they have demonstrated that they don't belong out in society and that they require measures that go "above" those necessary for most people.  You do not "cast pearls before swine".
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rayinprague
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02:15 PM on 03/22/2013
Once you enter the justice system, dollar signs light up in people's eyes … from the lawyers all the way to the wardens. Providing actual help to troubled kids would cost money. Locking them in a barren room for decades, well then you can just fill your pockets.
If you try someone as a juvenile, you have to let them go at 21. If you try them as an adult, you can keep them forever.
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Joshd25
02:14 PM on 03/22/2013
Its not just kids, grown adult males are placed in protective custody in jail. They get one hour outside their cell once everyone else is locked away. Then for 23 hours a day they sit drooling in their cells in fear for their lives.

Prison Re-form is a complete joke. There is no re-form. It's more dangerous inside of a prison then outside of it. We should educate them, not mentally torture them. It's disgusting
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02:16 PM on 03/22/2013
Who protects US from THEM ?
TimTim17
A nation divided can be defeated.
02:48 PM on 03/22/2013
And most will come out worse off than they were when they went in. I'm not sure how that is helping society.
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Tolms
Context is everything when you couch it correctly.
02:13 PM on 03/22/2013
outrageous and horrifying
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Chunkylover54
me are no nice guy
02:11 PM on 03/22/2013
If they are in there for non violent drug crimes... this is messed up... but if you are in for violent crimes, i could cares less... Dont do that $%#@ respect other people and you wont be treated in such a way!
02:10 PM on 03/22/2013
If you can't do the time don't do the crime. Seems all the bleeding heart liberals need some cause to champion. I don't care how old you are...if you are lawfully convicted of a crime and enter the system you are the property of the State.
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pmorlan
02:03 PM on 03/22/2013
We have really lost our minds when it comes to prison policy.
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QuakerJewish
Reality over myth.
03:39 PM on 03/22/2013
We privatized it. Prisoners are now tax payer financed revenue streams for Wall Street companies.
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02:02 PM on 03/22/2013
We know this: and at least he said it!

The US has its gulag and dungens - thus cannot speak morally of others in the world.

We have become a savage culture and one that is destroying the fabric of humanity and the world at large
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democles
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01:50 PM on 03/22/2013
America is a police state. What do we expect. There's lots of money to be made jailing people and ruining lives.
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ausmth
All things merge into one and a river runs through
02:16 PM on 03/22/2013
If people would quit volunteering to go to prison then we could save some money.
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