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should prisons be strict

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/16/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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shane1016

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prisons should be stricter vs. prisons should stay the same
dtaylor971

Con

I accept this topic on behalf that prisons should stay the same. I see you're kind of new here, so I won't try that hard.

My opponent did not point out what 'strict' meant, so I will readily assume it means much more strict. Such as do one thing wrong, you're in for longer. So that is the definition of strict we will be using for this debate.

Amount of people IN jail currently (and cost)
For my first argument in this debate, I will turn to the amount of people in prisons and how hard it would be to control all of them. There are about 2.3 million people in U.S.A jails right now. We are spending about 70 billion dollars on keeping the people in there. If we were to be stricter, we would need more material. Material would cost a ton more, as would longer prison sentences. And since our jails are already overcrowding with criminals, keeping them in for longer wouldn't do anything good for our society. As for the material, do people who committed a petty crime such as stealing a lamp need to be treated as a murderer? Because that would be what strict would be: punishment for all. The lesser the crime, the more undeserving they are of a strict punishment.

What about the ones falsely accused?
As we all know, there are many ways one can be wrongly or undeservingly put in jail. One is a wrong conviction. One can be wrongly convicted of something and be let out a month later when evidence has proven one is innocent. But the innocent person would've had to go under much strictness and tourture which he didn't deserve. Being more strict also means you punish everyone, even if you don't know what they're in for and even if they should be in. Do you really want that?

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Debate Round No. 1
shane1016

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shane1016 forfeited this round.
dtaylor971

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My opponent has forfeited last round. I wish to extend arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
shane1016

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shane1016 forfeited this round.
dtaylor971

Con

So that ends that. Your welcome, I guess...
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