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Do prisons make you feel safe?

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Yes
9%
No
91%
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Morghan

They're scary. Even as a visitor it feels oppressive

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Najai Lewis

There are people that commit crimes however due to the nature of the criminal justice system. Ultimately punishment for a crime is not crime prevention. As the country has been moving in a direction for 10+ yrs. I can't really recall a situation where someone being incarcerated for a crime helped stop the crime in question from occurring slot of people are imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit and due to the nature of prisons alot of people in jail become criminals. As a whole over time I would say that the current system is not worki

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Sonia

They don't reform, they only destroy

9:09 AM | April 15, 2016

Lacy

Crime can happen at any time from anybody, just depending on the situation and circumstances. Just because there are prisons doesn't protect you.

11:23 PM | April 14, 2016

Anonymous

Failed system that only creates greater social and economic problems

8:20 PM | April 14, 2016

Anonymous

I don't remember them most of the time. It's like they don't exist.

6:18 PM | April 14, 2016

Gabe Evans

Prisons create more crime rather than deterring it. It's government-sanctioned exploitation and abuse, causing irreparable damage while there and disenfranchising people once they leave.

6:18 PM | April 14, 2016

Emily

Because we put a lot of people in prison who should not be there

6:18 PM | April 14, 2016

Chose not to say

Because when the bad apples are locked up We are all safer.

5:17 PM | April 8, 2016

John Keenan

Because they are the evidence of a profound disfunctionality in society and the growth of prisons and prison population represents that disfunctionality. I do not want to see more prisons. I want to see less prisons. That's what would make me feel safe.

11:23 PM | April 7, 2016

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