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States ponder early release for prisoners | The NORML Stash Blog

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9 responses to “States ponder early release for prisoners”

  1. dose the gov care

    honest lt the gov dn,t care this low offenders its all about the money and what they get out of it like child support has the gov takes them away from there kids who suffers not the mother or father cus that year the father was locked up the child has to learn the father all over again maybe the gov shud do there job and support these kids not the battle between to parents…or this jail over crowding the gov caused it them selves let them out all low affenders ….set them FREE

  2. eric

    W :furious: :furious: :furious: :furious: hat a shame that probably 99% of the people who read this are pot smokers. Everyone should know about these stories. Non-violent crimes hurting (hurting who? how?)nobody. Hurting families by fining and imprisoning nice folk who might have been doctors, or auto mechanics, or YOU or YOUR SONS and DAUGHTERS!

  3. Peggy Stafford

    I read with extreme interest the article in Parade Magazine titled “WHY WE MUST FIX OUR PRISONS”.

    My grandson (age 29) has been sentenced to 9 months in prison recently. While I do not condone what he has done I feel his punishment was completely unreasonable. He has worked for 10 years for one company since graduating from high school and was 2 semesters away from an associates degree in Industrial Maintenance earned by taking night classes.

    I feel this will completely ruin his life as far as ever getting a job and his self-esteem back.

    This has been a complete shock to our family. We would be more than willing to house him in our home on house arrest and take him to whatever he was required to do.

    Even though it may not help my grandson, what can I do to help this cause. It is true too many young mens lives are being ruined by this antiquated system.

  4. amie wiedorfer

    my boyfriend is currently serving a sentence in Florida. Prisons are so crowded. he has 72 people in his small dorm. sharing beds and everything. he is a non-violent offender who has a family waiting for his return. he will never return to prison once released. i have to send him money every week for him to simply survive. i would rather spend that money on fees for house arrest or supervision. he is a good person who made a silly mistake, as did thousand others. releasing them would save the state millions in their budget. I really don’t understand a state that is willing to spend more tax dollars on prisons and corrections than education. Charlie Crist (governer of Florida) says that Florida needs more prisons, but what they have is a failing education system. Maybe if he invested that money on education, Florida wouldn’t need the prisons in the first place. he has it backwards.

  5. Deborah Glazner

    If you place prisoners with non-violent crimes on house arrest or give them work duty, then think of the money that would be saved by tax payers.

  6. Ann Farmer

    I agree with Miss. Glazner that it would be a good idea to let inmates who less time left to serve out and put them on house arrest or something of that nature with families who are willing to house them.Our econimy is sinking too fast to keep waisting taxpayers dollars.Besides what’s the punishment for all these prisoners if we the hard working people of america are paying for their crimes.In all reality people like me,a good hard working single mother,are paying for criminals to have three hot free meals a day and a free place to live now whats the punishment for that.Let them out put them to work for meer dollars a day,give them some responsibility,let them earn back there rights and stop making us,the people,pay for them.This country is in a great suffering this would be a start and a start is what we need to succeed.

  7. Cheryl Butler

    Alllll that wasted money for PRISONS just for “housing”/holding.. people for
    years and years and years….while all threw out the years no money for our childrens school books or new schools…

    It’s a Shame and a Waste all the tax payers dollars used just for holding bodies in prison…
    Let people out! many of them have families that love them and would “house” them…without us all paying tax payer dollars….so I think that it really is a excellent idea Patterson and other Gov’s have.

  8. Deborah Glazner

    Here’s another idea. How about the prisoners like my son who has only a few months left, place them on house arrest? It would cut down on the money the State has to spend out to house them.

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