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Do prisons make you feel safe?

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No
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Anezka Sebek

Incarcerating someone is humiliating and devastating to people who do not have the money to pay for a legal team. It does nothing to "rehabilitate" the person. It holds people back from contributing to their communities.

1:13 PM | September 12, 2016

Anonymous

They do not rehabilitate, they make things worse.

11:11 AM | September 7, 2016

Melissa

No matter what, I will never entirely feel safe. Many people who engage in criminal activity are not caught. Plus other people commit acts in the heat of the moment. However, there are instances where certain people who continuously commit crimes such as rape and murder are sent to prison and can receive the necessary medical/psychological attention they need. This is why having prisons make me feel safer but I do not agree with sending people to prison for possession of narcotics when what they need is rehabilitation. In that instance prisons do NOT make me feel safe in the community because prison is where some individuals who do not commit violent felonies may learn how to commit one or get involved in a criminal organization. Prison changes the mindset of an incarcerated individual.

2:02 AM | August 11, 2016

James Fairchild

Correctional institutions do little to "correct" behaviors of the incarcerated and do much to destroy communities.

7:07 AM | May 22, 2016

Lidia

You've got to be kidding me-it's so trsrlpanentay clear now!

1:01 AM | May 8, 2016

Ranessa

Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat-very imanttpor.

12:00 AM | May 8, 2016

Curtis Smeby

No, they actually make the community and society less safe. Our system of over incarceration is not a deterrent but a prison industry that seems like it cannot be controlled or stopped. Private prison profits are at the heart of this dilemma.

2:14 PM | April 22, 2016

Hannah Galloway

The constant threat of imprisonment is scary.

1:13 PM | April 16, 2016

Anonymous

They traumatize people creating more violence, mental health crises and disaffected individuals

1:13 PM | April 16, 2016

Kath

The criminals who do the most damage are largely in corporate offices safe from apprehension charges or punishment. Donald a Trump is a bigger threat to the Anerican public than lost of the people in,prison

1:13 PM | April 16, 2016

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