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Forum Post: I bet most of y'all missed this horror story...

Posted 8 years ago on May 15, 2012, 10:07 a.m. EST by Spade2 (478)
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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

Another article in reference to the subject matter of this 'forum-post' :

quis custodiet ipsos custodes ? ...

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

The 'nola.com' link to a New Orleans 'Times-Picayune' story is shocking but well worth being aware of lest such a situation comes a calling to a municipality near you !!!

caveat ...

[-] 2 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

If you look at some of the data they have, it already is in some states. Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama also have high incarceration rates and not surprisingly have the same factors that lead to this: private prisons, widespread poverty, and poor education.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

'S2' : Please see the following links. The first is a long but very interesting article from 'The Atlantic' from some time ago, which speaks directly to the subject matter of your 'forum-post' and comment and the second more recent item, speaks for itself :

fiat lux ...


[-] -1 points by SteveKJR1 (8) 8 years ago

Ever lived in New Orleans - I did and don't want to go back. If there is a problem with people going to prison maybe the problem is not the prison but the people.

Do you really think the people of our society are "kind and gentle"? I don't think so.

[-] 3 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

I'm from there and the point of the article is that private prisons, widespread poverty, and a horrible education system leads to this problem, not the actual people of Louisiana.

[-] 2 points by Calsium (6) 8 years ago

I agree spade, high levels of inequality have also been shown to create these problems. Luisiana is one of the states that rank highest on the scale on inequality and USA leads the world in general. It's not just the poor that suffer but the whole society. It also creates a strong us vs. them mentality which, as in this example, helps people justify their horrible actions against other human beings. Also read a while back that California has about 300 people serving life for shoplifting under the three strikes and you are out program.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

Yeah, it's pretty bad.