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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If bigger prisons and jails save even one child’s life, wouldn’t it be worth it?


The murder of Hadiya Pendleton would not have happened if the shooter were behind bars where he belonged. The politicians prefer to grab headlines with their blather about “More bigger better gun laws” while ignoring the fact that they gang members arrested for gun violations see little jail time.  Instead of building more prisons to house the unsalvageable scum, Illinois is closing prisons.

Whether it is city jails, county jails, or state prisons, there is a revolving door for inmates in Illinois.  Politicians lie and people die. 


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Again, truer words have never been spoken!

El Fisho

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Some mighty good work by cops, prosecutors, and judges goes to waste in this state. It's a shame.

Good to see ya again, El Fisho!

Anonymous said...

Given the number of Illinois governors that have served time in prison, can you blame them? They would be among the non-violent offenders who would be released due to overcrowding.

Besides, thinking about prisons just makes them uncomfortable.