I too think there are too many people in prison. We need to determine who we can
assist into rejoining society and those that should remain in prison as a warehousing
program. The people who are pot smokers and small time petty criminals should be
given an education and some discipline training and a chance to change their ways.
The senior drug importers, the violent criminals and sexual offenders and those who
murdered for honour killings etc, or killed their spouse over control issues should be
warehoused with no chance of getting back on the streets to start over.
There is another group as well, those who engage in contract killing, planned murders
and violence of particular offensive nature should in my view be executed. Yes I used
to be against the death penalty, but today science has given us the tools to sort out who
is who as it were and its time to rid ourselves of the worst or the worst.
The prison system for the most part should be more about salvaging those who can be
productive citizens and in most cases if these offenders were given an education and a
chance to make good in society we should make the effort. Even pardon them and let
things be. If they re-offend, then they are labelled a criminal for life and so on. They
should be given a chance. Sex offenders and those who prey on children should never
get out of prison period