Originally posted by Sinn FeinOur nation as a whole pretty much wholly embraces a tough on crime policy especially where I live which is rural Upstate NY which is also home to alot of prisons Clinton County Correctional being the most famous as in the one where the 2 inmates broke out of last year.
Originally posted by UcrossI hate mercy on children. Too many have learned their actions don't have significant consequences, especially the incarcerated ones who have been through the system and seen the leniency they are given.I think you'll find I'm surprisingly strict on crime. I'm for the death penalty, corporal punishment, exportation, and branding. Jail is WAY too soft for my liking. Steal something? Cut off their fingers. Then try to steal again. Kill someone? Cut off their hands. Now that's fast rehabilitation. At the same time I do care about the innocent so I'd say give everyone a single warning first unless the evidence is perfectly clear.One of my patients was a warden for a local jail and said the recidivism rate was over 90%. He also said it costs more than 200k / year to jail someone. Fuck that. Time to change tactics.People talk rehabilitation and all that but it's insanely expensive and very unproductive. I believe my solution would end up with way more $$ saved and way less repeat criminals.At the same time I'm quite socialist and believe in helping the needy and raising minimum wage.