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What Is a Crime? Who Is a Criminal?

Do prisons make you feel safe?

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Yes
10%
No
90%
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Elizabeth Gerena

Because all they do is incarcerate people that do not need to be incarcerated.

11:23 PM | July 1, 2020

Emilia

They don’t address the root causes of crime.

9:09 AM | June 23, 2020

Belinda Bossom

Crimes & horrific ones at that still remain. Prison is not a deterant obviously. I believe Prison Reform needs attention now. I believe in prisoner reform.

5:05 AM | June 23, 2020

Chelsea

I KNOW ABOUT HOW PRISONS DEHUMANIZE PEOPLE. I DON'T WANT TO SEE PEOPLE LOCKED UP WHEN THEY CAN BE HELPED. IT DOESN'T MAKE ME FEEL SAFE

3:15 PM | June 3, 2020

Ellen

Most people who are in prison are there because of non-violent crimes or crimes against property, not people.

3:15 PM | June 3, 2020

India Kotis

They are ineffective as a form of punishment, and lead to inhumane treatment.

2:14 PM | May 31, 2020

Wendy

because as many prisoners are incarcerated it does not fix the problem if prisons don't help rehabilitate convicts and release them with the skills they need to get jobs and change their future instead of turning back to crime.

6:18 PM | December 11, 2019

SIMIYHA N GARRISON

Because they are privatized and full of people of color. Billionaires are making big bucks off of a historically exploited group of people.

5:17 PM | August 31, 2019

Shah'ada

prisons as they exist now disproportionately incarcerate POC for low level offenses, are not rehabilitative, and further increase the chances of inter-generational poverty continuing in perpetuity.

8:20 PM | May 10, 2019

Emory

Emory

10:10 AM | May 3, 2019

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