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[–] JesTheRed 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

By the dozens?

Only tens of thousands left then. Way to go, Obama.

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[–] NinjaKlaus 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

He can only have a small impact in this though, most of America's prisons are private which means they have contracts with the local government to run. One local jail I read about has a contract that states the county will keep at least an 80% bed rate, meaning at least 80% of the jail must be full at all times or else the county pays a penalty. That's the damn problem more than anything else. End private prisons and private Parole. As long as we allow for profit corporations to own prisons and have bed rates, there will never be a lower number of non-violent offenders.

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[–] merton 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No, most prisons are not private.

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[–] NinjaKlaus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In my area they appear to be, but I stand corrected. In 2013 the numbers were 19.1% of the federal prison population in the United States is housed in private prisons and 6.8% of the U.S. state prison population is housed in private prisons with minorities make up a greater percentage of inmates at private prisons than in their public counterparts, largely because minorities are cheaper to incarcerate. According to the study, for-profit prison operators, in particular CCA and GEO Group, accumulate these low-cost inmates "through explicit and implicit exemptions written into contracts between these private prison management companies and state departments of correction".

This is from a google search, and since that's the internet, it must be true.

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[–] Nitrous 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Having a record is the problem. Got a theft job at 18? Your fucked for life in corporate america.

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[–] unatco 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"Crime is down, we're out of excuses to maintain our bloated DEA budgets"

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[–] infam0us 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good step in the right direction...good on ya Obeezy

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[–] TheKillerRabbit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The commutations, which reduce offenders’ sentences but would not void their convictions

It's not a lot but it is a step in the right direction for helping these innocents.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Innocents?

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[–] Sydviciouz 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The dozens?!

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[–] theFizz 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can someone enlighten me, doesn't America actually make money from having prisons? are they 'for profit'? - so it's in their interest not set people free. (only guessing this from watching 'Orange is the New Black' on netflix. :D )

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