Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

“Mass incarnation in the past resulted in a prison boom, and currently, most of the federal prisons are overcrowded. Prisons lack essential amenities and prisoners instead of getting rehabilitated are getting more inclined to commit grave crimes.
Those in favor of early release suggest that when low-level, non-violent offenders are imprisoned rather than released under supervision, become more predisposed to commit new crimes once they get out of prison. They claim taxpayer’s money should be put to better use rather than to operate inefficient prison institutions.
Opponents consider early release as a risky endeavor, which can result in a rise of violent crimes.
What are your thoughts? Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail to reduce overcrowding?

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  • Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Can’t Say
  • Dan A. Degroat
    Posted at 16:47h, 13 February Reply


  • Derreal Johnson
    Posted at 15:33h, 01 November Reply

    No but with Caveats. First you must define what is a non-violent crime and not change the goal post on the definition. For example, some people pedal drug and call this a non-violent crime. Take one look at our society and see how many people’s lives have been ravaged by drugs and how many people have died or been abused directly or indirectly because of drug. What I believe is that, if people don’t work, neither should they eat. What needs to happen is that these people who commit “non-violent” crimes need to be put to work to; (a) pay for their prison food and lodging and to, (b) build things or work with their hand to enhance society and the communities in which they live. That way they are serving a useful purpose, being constructive and, will not drain on the system.

  • Khayla Williams
    Posted at 20:49h, 21 June Reply

    Yes, if they are under house arrest, on probation, pay fines, and do counseling, and participate in daily community service. Any violation will result in a 10 day jail time, and the mandatory amount of stuff they have to do starts over.

  • rebecca
    Posted at 19:54h, 24 April Reply

    No I don’t think so because they are in there for what they did. They made that decisions they are the ones that caught doing it and they have to do the time. Because you know how some people are once they do it they will do it again. And I mean it could be anything like unpaid parking tickets or selling drugs or even prostitute. They made those choices in there life and they haft to except that.

  • Patricia J Smither
    Posted at 06:31h, 21 January Reply

    I think non violent Level 1 Class D should be released ftom jail. Mostly because they are in there for non violent crimes such as parole violation. Most of them have families and are the only one working so it sometimes is hard for them to see a probation officer while he sits behind his desk and waits for them to come to him. All they should have to do is call in. They could evenlef them have house arrest to finish out their sentence. They treat these drug pushers like they are some kind of a movie star and they should be the ones locked up because they are the violent ones. If they had harsher punishment on the drug mskers and pushers they wouldnt have as many but all they do is slap them on the back say good job now go sell some more dope to an innocent child and get them hooked so we can turn them into a drug addict and pusher.

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