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Prison Reform Bill Introduced

Non-violent offenders would be let go early

February 27, 2013

CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin introduced a bill Tuesday intended to lower costs and ease overcrowding in the state’s filled-to-capacity prison system....

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Feb-27-13 8:14 AM

To make his budget better and to assure his supporters that they will get their pet projects, the Governor intends to make it harder for Judges to send criminal to prison and to let more out, and to allow parolees to violate their paroles and not be sent back to jail. And then we have Obama in D.C. who wishes to disarm the law abiding citizens to assure criminals that their victims will not harm them as they kick the doors of their homes in. Think about that, to meet the rise in violent crime (which means more ordinary people are victims) the Governor proposes to jail fewer criminals and the President wants to disarm lawful citizens. Wow, makes sense to me. Protecting the citizens is not something that appeals much to officials, its not something that benefits them like..say..another state building or ten thousands more cousins and nephews on the payroll.

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Feb-27-13 8:17 AM

In the 90's all the politicians were campaigning to get "tough on crime!" The results are in.

1990 about 1,000,000 in the criminal justice system (prison, jail, parole and probation). In 2010 7,200,000 in the criminal justice system!

Has the crime rate dropped?

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Feb-27-13 9:46 AM

Dying, apparently, not in WV. National statistics are irrelevant.

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Feb-27-13 9:49 AM

Triton, you are the first terminal moron I've encountered. I guess we can send the D.O.C. bills to you. Got a better idea?

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Feb-27-13 11:06 AM

reduce all sentences by 50%, let them out on southern border with fake ID and instructions to go blend in. if they return double sentence on chain gang.

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Feb-27-13 12:15 PM

impact,why would you call triton a terminal moron?he seems to pretty much receive a lot of agrees on most of his being everybody that agrees is a terminal moron?don't think so.

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Feb-27-13 6:35 PM

Execute murderers, armed robbers, D R U G dealers, child molestors, ********ers and rapists and you will free up quite a bit of room.

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Feb-28-13 3:34 AM

incarcerate all who don't have insurances and you will have a ghost town.

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