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Re: King Donald




In <news:mailman.2234.1486045658.19728.general@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Disaster Master <disasterlistmanager@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed Feb 01 2017 16:22:18 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time), WaltS48
> <thalionusa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Don't have to legalize drugs to put penal system employees on
> > welfare.
> >
> > Pennsylvania is closing two State Correctional Institutes,
> > including the one here in Pittsburgh.  
> 
> You sure thats not just because they are privatizing their prisons
> (something I'm dead set against)?

It's because they built prisons to accommodate the incarceration boom
which started in the 1980s.  The crime rate has been falling, and so
have the so-called tough-on-crime sentencing rules which quadrupled the
number of inmates.  The phenomenon isn't limited to Pennsylvania;  it's
nationwide.

<http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/01/23/New-normal-With-crime-rates-down-Pennsylvania-set-to-close-2-prisons/stories/201701230120>
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