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When will it be enough?

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5/13/2016 2:18:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
When the sentence of a judge is handed down, and that sentence is completed in the manner ordered by the judge. Should that sentence/punishment not be the end of that person's punishment? I mean the Judiciary System gets hundreds of billions to trillions of dollars to ensure the persons is brought to proper justice. But the punishment of people continue long after the sentence, long after the correction time, and in most cases for the rest of someone's life. If prison are not going to be the punishment then the purpose of the justice system is not unlike a Ponzi scheme. We as a people give very powerful people an investment in the correction of men, women, and sometime children to help repair the criminal and immoral behaviors of people who have committed violations to such behaviors.

A trial lawyer who testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary Over-Criminalization Task Force said the U.S. is "in danger of becoming a nation of criminals," estimating that over 68 million Americans have criminal records " more than the population of France. ( That means nearly 1 in 6 Americans have criminal records. So my question is when will the punishment of 68 million Americans will end? When will the punishment be enough?

If you are a person who has a criminal record, or know someone who has a criminal record AND knows how tough it is to live with. The difficult to getting work. Rather its a simple job or a career, rather it is housing or licensing. It just being able to live. If you feel that question on job applications: "Have you ever been convicted" or must pass a background check is just another way of saying they won't even give you a chance. Let us do something about. Let us start a campaign. Out slogan is When will it be enough? and Felons are human beings with rights.

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Are in the employment field you wanted?
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How about our Second Amendment Rights?

What I would like is something simple. AND that is that we need is our record be able to be expunged or unusable automatically after 5 years or 10 years from date of conviction, or 5 years after release. The only way this should not happen if the person has tickets, other criminal violations within that time. There are more details to this, but it is about making it possible for people to live free when one finishes there correction sentence.