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New Twist. Prisoners Beg, "Don't Release Me, Please"

by James Denison / October 15, 2009 6:58 AM PDT

Seems they don't want to enter the real world economy in it's current state. Maybe they worry that a life of crime is the ONLY thing left to them when they get out? Makes sense, if people with no criminal record are having trouble finding jobs (9.8% last figure), then what hope have recent inmates being turned out? Is this a good time to be doing prisoner releases, or a good time to keep more of them inside?
Where's a warm bed for them in northern climes? It's not like they can up and leave the area for warmer southern shores, they have requirements to stay in the area and meet parole officers. No housing, no warm bed, no job, their life is either find a shelter, find a warm grate, or find a crime to commit. Just think if all the funds beyond the need to insure individual bank accounts had instead been used to finance and pay for infrastructure rebuilding while reserving a number of those jobs for released convicts. Instead they face no chance in many cases when released and we face the threat of them returning to a life of crime, just to survive.


Imagine you are a New Hampshire inmate facing Obama's economy. Your choices have been limited to the picture on the left and the picture on the right. Which would you choose?

"Unfortunately, jail is much nicer than on the street, and with the economy being so bad, it's getting more difficult getting them into a shelter. It's cold living in a Dumpster or on the streets of Portsmouth or Derry, " said Wright, the superintendent of the jail that is nearing capacity, with an average of 350 inmates behind bars each day.

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So they're polite?
by JP Bill / October 15, 2009 10:27 AM PDT

Most people that want to stay in jail, get released, commit a crime, return to jail.

A couple of wimps.

In Canada they want to stay in jail because they will be one of the first groups to get the swine flu vaccine

What do guards usually say to prisoners when they are released?

"See ya' in a couple months."

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(NT) Already have 2 strikes maybe?
by James Denison / October 15, 2009 11:10 AM PDT
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In older times, repeat offenders...
by Steven Haninger / October 15, 2009 7:36 PM PDT

those felt to be incorrigible...were "eradicated". Later, the humane treatment was to deport them to far off places and let them fend for themselves...no public care taking. Today we feed, shelter and clothe them...as well as provide legal counsel. Granted they don't live in style but I'm willing to guess that, for what it costs to care for one prisoner, we could care for several who were truly deserving of help.

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(NT) How does one "deserve" help?
by James Denison / October 15, 2009 11:46 PM PDT
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This isn't really new
by Diana Forum moderator / October 16, 2009 12:29 PM PDT

I remember, when I was working at the hospital in the early 70's, an ex-con was begging a couple of cops to put him back in jail. They said he hadn't done anything wrong. So he picked up a brick and threw it through the cops' car window. They arrested him.


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sometimes the cons are smarter than legal forces.
by James Denison / October 16, 2009 1:42 PM PDT
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They know where they belong.

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To reference fiction
by Roger NC / October 17, 2009 12:40 AM PDT
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Remember when the old man in Shawshank Redemption got notice he was to be paroled? He threatened to cut the throat of another inmate just to stay inside. Of course, I think he had been in prison almost all his life. He'd been there so long he couldn't imagine being outside.

And when they threw him out, he ended up killing himself.

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