Reader: Our prisons have turned into psychopath factories

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Alan Prendergast's recent item about a proposed hike in spending for the state's parole system described the notion as a good first step but not a fix. The topic inspired many of our readers to decry the current state of Colorado prisons. This post was among the most passionate.

MoronCircus writes:

Until our penal institutions CEASE to be psychopath factories for otherwise non-violent offenders, it will continue to churn out psychos. This assures the state a high recidivism rate so they can keep their beds full. We are locking more and more people up for crimes that aren't really crimes and as a result of the state's greed and corruption, society will continue to pay the price....Very idiotic system enforced by even bigger idiots that we have here.....

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_McShyster_
_McShyster_

The U$A, being a democracy, DESERVES all the blowback and destruction caused by its failed Criminal "Justice" system and the Prison Industrial Complex it feeds.

Nikki Zwijacz
Nikki Zwijacz

Have been for centuries! Do your homework......especially in Europe then we followed suit! No place to put that population). Over crowding and politics prisons don't make $$$ duh!

Marc LaDoucieur
Marc LaDoucieur

I agree 100%. BOP is a business and it is big. I know, because I have family in prison for things they didn't do and they tell me all the things that are done to ensure most will come back. Fortunately, my family has love and support from the rest of the family as well as a good education and a strong mental and spiritual state.

Jordan Snyder
Jordan Snyder

I agree that the system is a failure, but referring to all prisoners as psychopaths is so dramatic and false that this reader/commenter loses credibility. I'm sure that term was just added for effect, though.

Robert Barnhart
Robert Barnhart

Agree 100%. The prison system is a failure just like the war on drugs.

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