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Tomblin Signs Prison Measure

Drug courts to play role in reduction of inmate overcrowding

May 31, 2013

WELLSBURG — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has seen West Virginia’s prison population “nearly double” during his 38 years in state government, and he believes drugs and alcohol to be the root of the problem....

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Jun-01-13 9:50 AM

How about making these scumballs pass a drug test before they get their free money from us? When they don't pass, then they can either starve or mow lawns/shovel snow for a living.

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May-31-13 12:49 PM

Putting a bandaid on an arterial bleed...good intentions but wont do a darn thing.

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May-31-13 9:59 AM

Strange, saw where it would cost 300 million to build a new prison and 75 million annually to operate it but not a word as to what this attorney pork barrel will cost. Got to love the buzz words used - "supervised release", "turn them back into productive citizens" (most were never productive in the first place), and "intensive supervision in the community". I guess there is no cost involved with this great plan since none were mentioned in the story.

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May-31-13 9:04 AM

What WV needs is an educational system that educates and then employment that invites those that are educated to stay in the state.

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May-31-13 9:00 AM

Making room for the white collar criminals????

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May-31-13 8:33 AM

let's see this work with child molesters.

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May-31-13 8:18 AM

Its true that people who commit crimes do so to get cash money to buy drugs. They don't work and everything is paid but they don't have cash so they have to rob others. Work? Well if they go to work then the state will deduct their incomes from the amount of money that we all pay to raise their kids, give them a new apartment, utilities, cable and an XBox. Work is a bad deal for them. Perhaps, we should start thinking in terms of people having to work to live and eat like the rest of us and they would not have so much recreational time for drugs and crime. There is no consequence to their crimes and we are trotting out another feel good, costly ineffective plan to fix them. I don't go out every night, in fact, seldom because I have to get up in the morning to go to work. Maybe if we made these programs require more than hugs and happy talk they might work. They don't work, we enable the addiction with these programs. Work is great therapy but work is never part of the solution

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