40 Bad Reasons for Prison Statistics Pt. 4

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Will this be 4 for 4 failures for Bill Quigley’s prison reasons?

So far, Bill Quigley is 0 for 3 in his reasons why so many black and poor people are in prison.  It’s really getting quite comical but he has one chance to pull this out of the liberal morass that he’s quickly sinking in.  Let’s see if he can turn it around in this final chapter of his 40 reasons why our jails are full of black and poor people.

Thirty-One. The DOJ reports another 3.9 million people are on probation.

For crimes they committed and were convicted of.

Thirty-Two. The DOJ reports an additional 850,000 people are on parole.

For crimes they committed and were convicted of.

Thirty-Three. The DOJ reported in 2012 that as many as 100 million people have a criminal record, and over 94 million of those records are online.

For crimes they committed and were convicted of.  Are we seeing a pattern here?

Thirty-Four. Everyone can find out people have a record.

Only for serious crimes.  Misdemeanors are not searchable.  Of course, maybe the solution is just not to have a record in the first place.

Thirty-Five. Race is a multiplier of disadvantage in unemployment for people who get out of prison.

Again, don’t commit crimes, don’t go to prison and you have no disadvantage from it.  I wonder why this is something that Quigley never, ever, ever brings up.

Thirty-Six. Families are hurt by this.

It’s typical liberal whining.  Families are harmed by things that people make a conscious  decision to do, things that if they didn’t do, they wouldn’t have problems, things that if they were responsible and made good life choices, they wouldn’t have problems, yet nothing is ever their fault.  Ever.

Thirty-Seven. Convicted people cannot get jobs after they get out.

Then they shouldn’t go in.  Actions have consequences.  Deal with it.

Thirty-Eight. The US spends $80 billion on this big business of corrections every year.

Indeed we do, but we do it because it’s necessary.  If nobody broke the law, if nobody went to prison, we wouldn’t be spending that money.  That’s something that liberals refuse to deal with though.  They think everyone is a victim.  They are wrong.  These people are perpetrators.

Thirty-Nine. Putting more people in jail creates more poverty.

No, people making poor life choices creates more poverty.  People dropping out of school.  People getting involved with drugs and gangs.  People having children out of wedlock before they are financially prepared.  People committing crimes.  People doing stupid things.  All of these things create more poverty.  The way out is clear.  Stop doing stupid shit.

Forty. Putting all these problems together and you can see why the Center for American Progress rightly concludes “Today, a criminal record serves as both a direct cause and consequence of poverty.”

Ah yes, a far left think tank, why am I not surprised?  And while they absolutely provide the truth in this quote, they don’t recognize the fact of the matter.  Yes, a criminal record will screw up your life.  The secret is not to get one.  The secret is to live a decent life.  It might be difficult.  It might be culturally challenging.  That doesn’t matter. We all have to make difficult choices every single day.  It’s the people who do the right thing, the people who make good choices, those are the people who succeed and better their lives.  But liberals don’t care about bettering your life.  Everyone is a victim.  Nothing is ever your fault. It’s all about pointing fingers at everyone but yourself.  That’s why liberalism is so absurd.

2 thoughts on “40 Bad Reasons for Prison Statistics Pt. 4

  1. Why do I get the feeling that Bill Quigley is of the opinion that everything is run by people that do not hold his views. It seems that one major reason he does not like prison is that ex-cons are unjustly discriminated against by companies and societies after getting out. But this is not a good reason for not having prisons, this is a reason to make people realize that ex-cons can change.
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    1. I completely believe that ex-cons can and do change, even with the high recidivism rates. I figure, once you do your time and are out for a certain amount of time with a clean record, you ought to have your record expunged, at least so that the public cannot see your record, and nobody need know that you were in prison at all. Of course, the best solution is never to commit a crime in the first place.

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