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[–] curomo 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I'm on two minds on the felons issue. On one hand, yeah: committing a felony shouldn't win you free food and housing for life. On the other hand, once you've got a felony conviction, it'll be hella hard to get your shit back together. Maybe welfare for felons keeps recidivism down? I need more data.

what we really need a is an Escape from New York style penal system.

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[–] Ivegotredditcancer 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

Felon here.

I got my hit when I was 19. That was back in 2001.

I have a wife, kids and own my own home now. I have not been able to have a real job since the conviction. I even moved to another state. I got the charge because I had a double edge knife in my car while I was homeless.

I didn't make it worse because I was in MI and Lived in WI. In WI the knife was legal. I found the knife with my metal detector.

I do a lot of shit under the radar in order to support my wife and kids. I wish i could get a tax paying job where I could pay my taxes and go about my life but it never lasts.

It always ends with some cunt putting the effort into finding out who I am and I get fired.

I deal with it and move on. I don't deal drugs nor do I steal. I just do what I have to do.

I'd be more than happy to work a factory job and keep myself to myself but it never works out that way.

I'm 36 now and I still deal with it. I just got fired 3 weeks ago from a decent enough job due to the conviction.

If you are young and have a clean record I beg you to keep it that way.

I didn't hurt anyone. I didn't deal drugs nor did I hurt anyone but for the rest of my life I have to pay for being in another state.

I'd kill someone to make it go away. Just to support my kids I'd kill to have a normal shitty job.

It is what it is

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

What we ought to do is reduce felony conviction rate for people who don't commit violent crime. You get out, you've never been a real criminal before but you have all these new friends because you spend 16 hours a day playing cards with them for 20 months and they say they have work for you when no one else will give you anything. Now your situation is clutch and jail taught you that agression is a solution to problems.

Once you get labeled a criminal you are a criminal for life.

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[–] Doglegwarrior 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I don't know if it's on this new account.. but my idea is to put old oil tankers in the most remote section of the ocean.. the them together or weld them what ever.. drop the worst of the worst there... have cameras everywhere.. drop food in and dirt once a month or something.. sell the rights to video at a preimium... make sure they don't sink.. One boat should have desalination of some type, then keep adding boats as needed.. if they make new floating Australia cool if the entire thing sinks cool start over again.. give them welders etc.. all of them will be implanted with something that kills them if they get x distance from the center of the boat.. also ya the felony thing is debatable.

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

My idea is to have a half mile stretch of land surrounded by 2 walls at the border. Put all the criminals between the walls - provide some seeds, farming equipment, etc. Give them an incentive to catch border jumpers.