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One in 25 Americans was arrested in 2011. Is this too many?

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  • Yes, This Ineffective System Wastes Money



    America incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than any other
    nation in the world. Members of minorities are imprisoned at higher rates
    than non-Hispanic whites, too. High imprisonment hurts families; many innocent
    children grow up without knowing one of their parents. Incarceration is also
    extremely expensive. Non-violent criminals like certain drug offenders and
    fraud artists could be monitored with ankle transmitters, and stay at home to
    be supported by their families, rather than the state. The taxpayers would save
    money that way, and it might even be an effective way to rehabilitate criminals.
    Prison does not seem to work.


  • No, law enforcement is important.

    No, one in 25 Americans being arrested is not too many in a year, if that is how many who break the law. I am skeptical of that statistic, because I do not know that one in 25 of my friends were arrested. The vast majority of people are law abiding. If a person is arrested twice, do they count in those statistics twice? Most people do not commit crime, it is a subset of society.


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