Skip to comments.There are fewer Americans in prison, jail, probation, or parole than any time since 2003
Posted on 12/20/2014 10:09:05 AM PST by Libloather
The US corrections population dropped to its lowest point since 2003, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday.
The number of Americans in prison, jail, parole, or probation dropped to less than 6.9 million in 2013, down 41,500 compared to 2012 and hitting the lowest point since 2003, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Until 2008, the corrections population had been steadily growing for decades as all levels of government enforced tough-on-crime policies particularly against drug offenses that tied up more people in the criminal justice system. But states and the federal government, facing budget constraints brought on in part by the cost of maintaining large prison populations, began pushing reforms that reduced penalties for nonviolent offenders and diverted more people to punishments besides incarceration.
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George Carlin once made fun of the euphemism “out walking the streets” . . . I’d say he’d have a problem with so many bad guys “walking the streets” today, i.e. if his brain still worked.
They are all on the streets mugging, raping, assaulting, etc.(See Fresno, California police chief.
Ghani was originally considered a candidate for a war crimes trial for alleged firing rockets on U.S. bases in 2003. But he was cleared for release, like the other three, in a 2009 Justice Department led task force review.
"Abdul Ghani was a poor man who never should have been deprived of liberty in the first place let alone more than a decade," said Barry Wingard, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who was assigned to defend him.
most of the criminals have found highly-paid jobs in WashDC
That doesn’t mean there are any fewer criminals, by the way.
“Police stop pursuing nearly 79,000 fugitives” Headline USA today, and that is just California. So yea your right, not fewer criminals just fewer arrests.
Why is the corrections industry unionized?
A goodly number of them have jobs as Obamacare Navigators.
“Thank God we got penitentiaries.” - Richard Pryor.
Ah... That explains the rise in crime was saw over the last year.
Local news is shocked that tourists ar getting robbed during the day in some areas of the city. I guess now we know why.
And, more felons voting.
That’s an awful lot of criminals now on the streets that would have been locked up.
Enforcing the laws and punishing lawbreakers be racist. And it’s interesting they say fewer “Americans.” No mention that illegal immigrants make up a large percentage of the prison population.
On the lighter brighter side more Americans have home security systems, have slowed their ‘mall’ shopping, and are staying home to be safe. So yeah, crime’s down. Victims are staying home ....
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