This comment demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of Utah's
criminal justice system. The Board of Pardons is not the problem here, the
Legislature is.The fact is that the Legislature does not provide
adequate funding for the prison. Thus, the Board has to release prisoners before
it is safe to do so. Each new prisoner means that a old one must be released to
make room.Perhaps this commenter would just prefer that all
prisoners be released and given tulips and lollipops. The way things are going
with the Legislature, that may well happen.
I rarely find myself in agreement with Mr. Spring, but in this case, he's
right. I would add that as long as prisons remain grad school for career
crooks, recidivism rates will remain high. Why not increase rehabilitation
efforts, make more education available, increase funding for job training?
@jcsWhil I agree more adiquate funding is needed as part of the solution,
i think it is unfair to claim the letter writer is in anyway arguing to release
all prisoners and frankly such a unneccassary attack only hurts your own
argument. It really is possible for you to also have a valid point without the
other person being wrong.
A predictable answer from John Charity Spring; Imprison them all longer. Yeah
John, we are running out of money. So lets stop with your mindset of cage
everyone we don't like for life and start coming up with real answers. We
don't need to imprison half the people we do. Its a system designed to
make money for private industry's. Get it?