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Do prisons make you feel safe?

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Yes
8%
No
92%
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Anonymous

Discrimination

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Robin Kirk

I don't think this is a yes or no question. Unfortunately, poverty, abuse, substance abuse etc. damage some people early on, and they need to be in some institution. This is a minority of current prisoners, to be sure. But we need some facility/treatment/place for psychopaths. I say this from the experience of representing men convicted of murder and sentenced to death in my state.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Tiffany Campo

Prisons do not make me feel safe because they do nothing to shape the face of crime in the outside and because I think we have a real problem with humans being abused at the hands of the state.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Raquel Boton

They have had no effect on substationally reducing crime, the prisons are full of people who have committed crimes that I do not feel threaten me to begin with, and they only target a certain type of criminals.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Bud Conlin

The carceral state only serves to beat folks down and creates us vs them.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

John Roso

Putting others in the place called "away" does not prevent the norms of our society from being reproduced.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Anonymous

I'm more scared of the police

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Meghan Salvon

They do not make a difference, and there is a high rate of recidivism.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Seth Pitman

I don't know how powerful they are as a deterrent for crime, violent or otheriwse

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Safiya Driskell

I don't see a direct connection between my personal safety and prisons. I feel like there are all kinds of violencea that I worry about as a black woman, my blood turns to ice every time I get pulled over by a police officer. Prisons don't do much to fix those aspects of personal safety that I am most concerned about.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

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