1 in 100 behind bars

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    I've always had a sneaking admiration for the American approach to incarceration.

    In Europe, there is a bias towards viewing incarceration as a last resort. There is a slightly tougher line in Britain which has a greater percentage of its population behind bars

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/uk_prisons_in_the_uk/html/1.stm

    Despite this, you see stories like this in the newspapers. When I hear that people who have been convicted of a crime are released early from prison because there is not enough jail space it pisses me off.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7319501.stm

    I always feel that if someone has been sent to prison they should stay there for their entire term.

    Now, in America, I always sort of liked the fact that if you have too many prisoners you build more prisons. However, when you see statistics like this...

    http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=35912

    ....you start to wonder whether this is the solution. Damned if I know.
     
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    I read this article a few days ago. It's rather an absurd solution, IMO. However, the US DOES do the same thing. Jail space IS taken into consideration when handing out punishment. We just have so many prisons/jails at so many levels it doesn't often make it to the top of the news.
     
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    A big part of our prison population is made up of illegal alients, blacks and Hispanics. Actually, most of it. That's not a million WHITES in jail.

    I say we stop housing and feeding them and form a separate white nation.

    Blacks and Hispanics can run around like crazy in their country if they want.
     
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    That's a bit absurd, no?
     
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    Not for WJ it isn't.
     
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    No.

    Multiracialism is absurd.
     

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