Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You mean besides the folks who voted for “3 strikes” which led to more crowding? Who later saw that one needed to be a bit more selective about that? Actually, I’m surprised that Benson isn’t laying into the prison guard’s and law enforcement unions which have those rules that allow them to inflate the last year or two of salary, which then determines pension.

  2. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Uh, no..

  3. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 1 year ago

    Three strikes would work if it was enforced as originally intended; three strikes and then execution. But no, the liberals had to change it to life and now they blame the overcrowding on the law.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Florida has a 10, 20, Life law regarding felons who have guns.
    I know one guy in for 20 because a traffic stop turned up a gun.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @earthworm

    Nice. I like the sentiment. There is indeed a better way. It’s just that humans fail to follow it.

    All you need is love. Principled love. The problem is that it takes 100% participation to work. The rich would shower the poor with life’s necessities and take only those things they need rather than all the extravagant lifestyle current for the rich. There would be no borders and no need for laws since no one would steal, murder or even desire the things his neighbor has.

    But I’m sure that is to biblical for you….LOL

  6. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Just curious. How many people in your circle of friends have two previous convictions? For most, just one would be enough to teach a life lesson. By three, there is probably no hope that they’ll ever learn to live in a civilized society.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    Conservatives have no problem funding plenty of prisons (or outsourcing them to their private corporation masters), and find plenty of problems funding, say, public education, or infrastructure projects. In fact, they demand more prisons, longer sentences, no rehabilitation, no health care… a medieval mind set.

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The richest man is the man who needs the least.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    George Carlin said, " You don’t own your s#@$, it owns you!" He must have been thinking about a boat. Anyway, we don’t own the prison system, it owns us. What an Albatross!

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The prison systems, and lack of judicial “options” in right-wing idiot areas, where laws are black and white, and stupid all over, makes the U.S. a laughingstock to even some “repressive” regimes! “Three strikes” is stupid if anything other than violent felonies are involved, and yes, most such do NOT limit to said violent crimes and misdemeanors DO count!


    As to prisons themselves, states that have turned the system over to privates, like Texas and Arizona, have higher escape rates, and haven’t really reduced costs, just salaries for guards, while the operators of the contract rake in huge profits. Being a prison guard sucks as a job, and paying minimum wage guarantees you get the worst of the worst taking them. California may indeed pay more, but it retains folks psychologically capable of doing the job right.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    What’s wrongwith working for what you want?Why drop out of school when its common knowledge that doing so will insure that you will be poor?Oh wait the rich are showering the poor with lifes necessities.The average welfare,food stamp recipient gets $39,000 a year in tax payer provided benefits.Why should they work when they can sell their food stamp card for 50 cents on the dollar and buy dope of some kind with the money.If they could pass a drug test to get a job they would make less then $39,000 a year while the average wage earner makes $42,000 a year.Why should dems work when the democrat party will buy their votes with the rich tax payer’s money?The rich to the dems is anyone with a job that pays taxes.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    …states that have turned the system over to privates, like Texas and Arizona
    .
    And there also have been instances of Payola corruption, in which judges are given kickbacks for ensuring a steady flow of meat into the private prison system.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    I suggest everyone try working as a Correctional Officer for a year. It isn’t easy and everyone cannot do it. Check the starting pay for a Federal Correctional Officer. It isn’t near $100,000 a year.

  14. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    I would support freeing up prison space by stopping the insane policy of imprisoning people for casual drug use, and focusing instead of the people who cause real problems for our society. And no, I don’t expect the guards to work for minimum wage. They have a difficult, dangerous job and should be compensated accordingly. And what does any of this have to do with abolishing social safety net programs for those that really need them?

  15. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 1 year ago

    I know a lot of guards at the federal pen where I live… I wouldn’t do their job for what they make!!!!!

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