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Do prisons make you feel safe?

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Anonymous

Violence, degradation, and racially driven violence dont perpetuate safety.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Emma

Because they seem to cause more problems than they solve - prisons don't fix the deeper issues at work

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Jiayi

They make me feel fearful.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Anonymous

Although they may be flawed we still need them

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

Mary Rizzo

Most people in prison are there for crimes that would never have touched my life.

10:10 AM | April 15, 2016

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

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