Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: "Michael M. Butler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>Spike Jones wrote:
> >> "Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> >> Are you aware of the current policy regarding
> >> parole at Federal penitentiaries?
> >> No. What is it?
> >There ain't none. Read it and weep. "The Sentencing Reform Act of
> >1984 abolished parole eligibility for federal offenders - except
> >military offenders -- who commit offenses on or after November 1,
> >1987." Quote taken from http://www.usdoj.gov/uspc/mission.htm .
> >No parole for any federal offenders for 16 years now and counting.
> >Ergo every federal prisoner, or near enough, would wind up there.
> >It's easy to forget just how Procrustean the System already is...
> >or is that Draconian?
> What's wrong with people who commit crimes serving their full
1) what is considered a crime is often utterly ridiculous and extremely
2) what is considered a reasonable sentence is extremely politicized and
subject to whim;
3) there is no evidence that being incarcerated for a length of time is
a useful deterrent or actually rehabilitates. There is considerable
evidence that the cost to society is largely unjustified.
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