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What Is a Crime? Who Is a Criminal?

Do prisons make you feel safe?

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They don't reform, they only destroy

9:09 AM | April 15, 2016


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


Failed system that only creates greater social and economic problems

8:20 PM | April 14, 2016


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


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

Matthew Young

Prisons don't make me feel safe because not enough of the corporate stakeholders, that are creating the inequity we all feel, are in them!

12:12 PM | April 6, 2016


prisons don't solve the issues that cause harm. (issues being poverty, patriarchy, racism, exploitation, borders etc)

11:11 AM | April 5, 2016