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So many police officers are embellishing in their police reports and also conjuring with other officers, which is against the law.
Police officers are sworn in to protect and serve, not to be the KGB and NOT to abuse their authority and break the law, to harass or to be above the law. Police officers should be mandated to proving their reports truthful if the suspect in the case requests so.
So many persons are suffering the tattoos of crimes due to police being stressed to busting persons with more then one crime in order that the suspects be forced into accepting at least one crime punishable by law. This is NOT American!
If the country continues to move in a socialist way, soon we will all be criminals so as the government will have an identity and a way to remove the freedoms that we are to enjoy as Americans. Please sign the petition that all members Police be subject to prove themselves without error or prejudice so to protect US Citizens of Entrapment, harassment, etc...
The execution of Troy Davis has alerted many people around the world and in the U.S. to the crying injustice of the death penalty as a form of judicial punishment.
This petition calls on the federal and state governments of the United States and worldwide to call for a halt on privatizing prisons until better democratic government oversight is established on the ones which now exist to make sure that the drive to house inmates more cheaply by privatizing prisons does not violate the prisoner's right to be treated in a fair and just manner.
Also for a re-examination of the process of prison privatization to establish the motives behind such efforts and the safety of the inmates housed in them.
In the UK, if you commit a crime and are sent to prison, you will probably only serve a fraction of your sentence before being released to help our overcrowded prison system. Why are our prisons overcrowded? Because we don't have enough of them. The message at the moment is clear - commit the crime, and don't do the time.
Gordon Brown says he wants to be more in touch with the people, so here is our chance to tell him we have had enough of lawlessness. We want our criminals to be punished. To be locked up, to serve the FULL term of their sentences.
If we can't afford prisons with state of the art TVs, computers and games consoles, how about just building some basic prisons instead? The cost of keeping prisoners locked up is astronomic - so let's just cut back on their luxuries. Prison should be a deterrent, not a lifestyle choice.
How many new prisons do we need? As many as are necessary. 9000 new prison places is clearly inadequate.
There are over 2.2 million people serving time in the nation's overcrowded prisons and jails at any given time. There are three problems with American prisons, which need to change.
Prisons are a perfect place for spread of Infectious diseases. Overpopulation of these prisons are accelerating the spread of these diseases at an alarming rate!!
July 15, 2006
Being married to a prisoner is hard enough without having any physical contact with your partner.
We feel that conjugal visits in Kentucky prisons would raise moral, cut down on frustration, due to lack of physical contact, and keep prisoners from having sexual relationships with other men.
Many other states allow conjugal visits and it is working out fine for those states.
Please consider this proposal and allow conjugal visits in Kentucky prisons.
By the end of 2001, a record 6.6 million people were in the United States correctional system. One in every 32 adults was either in prison or on parole. Almost 4 million people were on probation at the end of 2001, up 2.8 percent over 2000. The prison population grew by 1.1 percent, the smallest annual increase in nearly three decades.
The increased number of prisoners has resulted in increased numbers of released prisoners seeking to reenter mainstream society. This is creating a major social and public policy problem in the United States. People enter prisons poorly equipped to be productive members of society and they typically leave prison in worse shape than they enter it. The problem of recidivism is partially due to this poor preparation for the world outside of prison. Ex-offenders cannot find or hold jobs and before long many renew a life of crime and are returned to jail.
Marc Mauer, assistant director of the Sentencing Project, a Washington think tank that follows criminal-justice issues, said the laws are taking jobs away from people who served time for their mistakes and have since put their lives back together.
"You have lots of felons who were convicted 20 years ago and who haven't been involved in a crime since," he said.
The vast majority of those in jail do not present a direct, violent threat to the average citizen. Many are drug addicts and dealers, and a large number are illegal aliens. Hardened, violent criminals are a minority of those incarcerated. Unfortunately, the conditions in prisons themselves and the stigma of having a criminal record often lead those incarcerated to increasing levels of anti-social behavior.
What happens to those of us that have complied with and have truely been rehabilatated? We deserve to work and take care of our families. After all, we paid our debt to society.