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What Is a Crime? Who Is a Criminal?

Do prisons make you feel safe?

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They used to make me feel safe, but now I think they turn people--especially the prison guards-- into monsters

5:17 PM | July 23, 2020

Avalon Betts-Gaston

The people that work in prisons are the most brutal either verbally or physically. Prisons in and of themselves do nothing to rehabilitate people sent to them. It's the individual who rehabilitates themselves despite being in prison.

4:16 PM | July 23, 2020


They rarely, if ever, prevent or deter violence.

1:01 AM | July 18, 2020

Michele Hilbert

The real criminals are running the country. They are harming us every day thru militarization, unfair elections, underfunded schools & health systems, inappropriate responses to addiction & other mental health issues & so much corporate theft of labor, land & lives

11:11 AM | July 15, 2020


The people actually committing the majority of harm are those with power, privilege, and more Maloney than anyone needs. Prisons are built to separate communities and families and to make money off of the backs of mostly Black and brown people.

1:01 AM | July 15, 2020

Kara Leonard

They only cause more harm and crime while virtually doing no rehabilitating which is what they were designed to do. All it does it create a cycle of abuse in society.

7:19 PM | July 7, 2020


Keeping humans in cages challenges the safety of the entire society, treating humanity without dignity is direct threat to all humans.

12:12 PM | July 7, 2020

Elizabeth Gerena

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

11:23 PM | July 1, 2020


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