You are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the comments →

9
-6

[–] kevdude 9 points -6 points (+3|-9) ago 

Yeah, well they don't have to talk to the prisoners was my point.

0
5

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

Yes, those caught with an ounce of pot should be cut off from their families. If we had a just, and reasonable legal system I might consider siding with you. But we don't, and put innocent people away for decades on top of enforcing stupid laws.

3
0

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

If we had a just, and reasonable legal system

That is what we need to focus on. Not improving rights for criminals, but rather improving our system for determining who a criminal is. The worse prison is, the better the argument for reclassifying certain "crimes".