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Jun 25, 2012
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Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

To Mr serial killer who start out torturing frogs- that is about the funnies thing I heard so far- lol . Really – so that’s the reason we should put non-violent criminals in prison with serial killers. Our nation needs free long term treatment for non-violent offense. Prison should only be for hard crimes and still they should be treated to make sure there is no mental heath issue. That’s right solve drug users by labeling them like serial killers. That’s the issues we have drug users are spending more time in prison than people who has committed hard crimes. We still have guns legal- which should not be-be drug illegal – and we want to preach about being safe. It’s a joke. So have a toke. You poke.

 
Jun 25, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

The War on Drugs is a Failure

Is this a news flash to anyone? Philosopher and poet George Santayana said, “Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them” and no clearer example can be found to prove his dictum than America’s longest war; the insane “War on Drugs.” Our government can’t win this war and their attempts to hold the line are not only expensive and destructive, they aren’t having any real appreciable impact on drug use. As with Prohibition, the War on Drugs has only added to the problems that it was supposed to alleviate. Some drug use may have declined as a result of the government’s efforts, but the cost of that decline has been a huge expansion in government, law enforcement and the prison system and a dramatic reduction in personal freedom and privacy rights.

In the drug war, the pattern has been one step forward, one step back – one trafficking organization smashed, another one formed; one hectare of coca or opium poppy destroyed, another one planted; one dealer imprisoned, another taking his place.

The drug war reflects a political arrogance that the government can solve bad habits by passing laws and sending police out on the streets to arrest the way to an improved society. The collateral damage of this arrogance is clear. It is time to end the drug war, to seek education, treatment, product labeling and testing, and a more orderly yet much less profitable market for the measure of drug usage, which society cannot stem or prevent, with or without force.

Drug laws and drug enforcement began with racial discrimination against minorities and that discrimination continues. Despite roughly equal drug use between blacks and whites, African-Americans are 13 times more likely to go to jail for drugs than whites. In New York, 93% of the people in jail under the draconian Rockefeller drug laws are African-American and Latino. Offering people who use drugs treatment and help instead of incarceration would not only save this country much-needed resources, it would help keep tens of thousands of mothers and fathers out of jail and with their families.

According to the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Reports, we arrest more than 872,000 Americans a year for marijuana offenses, and that number has climbed every year for the past five years. That’s one marijuana arrest every 36 seconds. And nearly 90 percent of those arrests are for simple possession – not selling or cultivation.

 
Jun 25, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

It is about a war on drugs that we are not winning , that is effecting the poor , mental ill, and uneducated. If our government really care to end the war – people would be giving the right to free long term treatment ,which we do not have. We only have short term and long term cost large amounts. We live in a nation that allows alcohol to be legal – easy to get to- be help is so hard to find. At the same time it makes people commit crime- Alcoholism is a sickness that we don’t have compassion for – sorry but for an alcoholic – alcohol has more power over these people also most of these people who’s lives has been effected by it started drinking in teen age years. As for drugs – why not… Why .. This war on drugs is don’t ending and it a joke. What we need is a War on Poverty – teaching our people skills and trades – get us so high and put us to work- haha. In other words –
It’s not the drugs; It’s the war
For the last 20 years, the United States has been waging a so-called “War on Drugs”. This war has been, at best, ineffective; at worst, an unmitigated disaster.

  • The direct cost of the War on Drugs is something like 40 or 50 billion dollars per year
    o the federal government will spend 19 billion dollars this year
    o state and local law enforcement will add another 10 billion
    o we spend 10 or 20 billion dollars each year keeping drug users in prison
  • Indirect costs are estimated at 200 to 400 billion dollars per year
    o crime
    o disease
    o lost wages
    o lost taxes
  • And then there are the intangible costs
    o The United States now has 2 million people in prison
    o Drug laws are widely disregarded and erratically enforced, which diminishes respect for law and government
    o Drug laws fund organized crime and corrupt law enforcement
    o The War on Drugs is tearing apart foreign countries, like Columbia, and communities within our own country
 
Jun 21, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

No name calling- my point is there is no different in a fat person from an drug users or someone who is an alcohol. Addiction run is all fashion. One is not right from another. It is compassion for all. The point is it is your right to put anything in your body if you don’t hurt another human being. If we are putting people in prison because we want them to be off drugs and get a job , that is what we have to do. Do you math it is cheaper to keep a drug user on welfare – about 15,000 at the most – it costs 23,000 for them to be in prison. I not saying drugs are ok and we should all do them . I saying we have to have a better way – to make sure these people get out of the system , off drugs, with job when they get out. It not right for us the pick on junkies , when we are no better. Sin is sin of all – if we judge -we will be judge.

 
Jun 21, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

I am done America , you will find me a the steps of the White House protesting. I love you America.

 
Jun 21, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Ok then where are drug coming from. We are not getting drug dealer but users. It is people human right to do drugs. As long as they don’t hurt any body. Human right law. Think fat people should be locked up for being fat . But it is there human right to eat. Let lock up fat people. that will most of the prison gaurds. if we want to look at people and say you are wrong , well think being fat is wrong. Eating to much is wrong.

 
Jun 21, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

The goal is to get people off drugs – teach them how to live in our America society of Alcoholism , get them job- teach skills and trades 0- something that we have lost in America , give better education. Stop crime by healing our weak. Putting them in prison is not doing it, but creating hard criminals. What we got to do is end poverty-teach trades to get people off welfare and we do that by ending these million dollar enterprise – like prison that is sucking our system to death , and that is capitalizing on people ‘s misfortune. Prison should be for hard crimes. Don’t of people’s misfortune. If we want to lower crime we have to end poverty- there is no reason for any body to be poor in America. When I see homes in foreclose – and there is homeless people. Yes – homeless people need to work, but look there is fewer and fewer jobs for people. More and more homless. We need trades and skills in America again. Not every bady is going to be a doctor or lawyer, but they can be a shoe maker.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

It has nothing to do with anarchial view. What it is that the prison system is not working at all. We have use violent against violent. It is not working people. Non- violent criminals should never be put be hide bars, but in long term treatments. It is the youth. It kids who are being effected by drugs , alcohol , and the criminal system. If we want to at drug users from sitting home doing drug- while you work so hard- than build treatment centers and get them out of prison where the are sitting 0 doing nothing for years on taxes payers money. Drug users are Drug users who need help getting off of drugs, not prison. Till they have committed a violent crime – It is there right to put any thing they want in there body. It has been the past 30 years , that we have put so many people in prison , and -what -it has not end drugs. It is not the user the is the issues , here it is the question of where is drugs coming from. We are spending way to much time putting a way users instead of stopping drugs. I am standing for what is right – what is right is helping change the way we veiw non-violent drug offenses and the goverment tell us why we have so many people in prison. Why some crime is getting by with hard crime – like these bankers and Millionaires are walking free. I want to see these bankers behide bars- that just took mid-class taxes payers money from them. America we have to change what we are doing.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

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Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Dear criminal justice , you can’t sleep – I can’t stop crying. We really have an issues here in America . We have to come up with a solution. Prison is not ending drug or alcoholism. It is only adding to poverty. We have to keep non-violent offenses out of prison and put these people in heath care where they can learn how to get off of drugs. Users are weak people , people who feel worthless – that is why they get on drugs. They are not bad people – they are users. If we can get them off of drugs and live in our America society of alcoholism and teach them skills in long term treatments under heath care. Put them back into society with a skill or trade – clean. I have lost half of my family to legal drugs and alcohol and there is no help. I cry when I see how easy it is to get beer , but so hard to find help. most of them I have lost- to pain pills and Alcohol. I lost a bother do to drinking and driving , he was 21. Very young . I would like to say " be responsibility" that is easy to say. My family was against alcohol- but my society says drinking is OK. I want to see a change in America. People are not being responsible- if we where we would not have so many criminals and so many people on drugs.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Remember we are taking about non-violent offenses. Yes I do feel sorry for people who lives are destroyed by drugs, because it has America at the core. It really got our youth of all race, poor – rich, smart – dumb. But it is the ones that are poor, mental ill, and uneducated that it is effected. that is why I am so passionate about this. The wealthy Americas are doing the same stuff- even harder and are getting by with it. A lot of our Judges and Lawyer are alcoholics and cocaine users – they are get a way with it. We have to start finding a way to heal people off of these drugs and tightening up on the laws of alcohol. Alcoholism is a sick disease- that you may have a family member who has been effected by it . It’ s legal – knowing people are out drinking and driving – why haven’t we got alcohol monitors in car- like sit belts and air bags. More people are dying of Alcoholism – than drinking and driving. It is an ethical issues. We need long term rehabilitation in America for alcohol and drugs for non-violent offenses. And get these guns off of the streets.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

That is why we need compassion more than ever. You are a stronger person, shine your light on those who are weak. People who do drugs are not bad people but weak people. It has been the issues for a while that strong people view weak people as being sorry people. So what do we do we keep them down- they telling what sorry people they are. They are humans- we are all spiritual people in flesh. The devil is out there – taking people lives with drugs. That person on drugs was a child at one point – who was pure- maybe they where weak – drugs and alcohol is very sick thing – that is taking peoples lives , even children. It is easy for people to look at someone on drugs , and say how sorry they are, but it is hard to help that person to never get back on drugs . That is why we have only a solution of prison. My point is that prison is not ending drugs but instead creating criminals. Do you realize that four out of five are non-violent. Four people sitting in cells with one violent. Drugs is not the really issues in America . the really issue is the capitalize of our criminal justice system , that is make millions off of taxes payer money and nothing is going back into society to really end drugs or alcohol. We need a war on poverty . A war on education. There should never be a homeless person in America , when we have room in prison. We should be building homes not prison. Most of our criminals you will find that most of them where showing signs of behavior issues early in schools. A lot of them had learning issues. Poor. On top of it all- mental illness. Do you realize that most people you get on drugs are self medicating – themselves. People who do drugs or alcohol are really sick people. A lot of crime would be stop right in school – when children are showing signs of behavior problems- no – what do we do – we put them out. Just like we do , criminals. Rapist , murders , and sex offenses should go to prison, but it the same time they are humans. My point is non-violent offenses should be place in heath care that is long term – And FREE, with our taxes , instead of putting them in prison with our taxes. Our taxes should go into education . Right now our government is making billions out of non-violent offenses. Truth is the user is not committing crime , but only destroying themselves. We are not getting the hard drug dealers , because they are our government. Where is drugs , really coming from. Where is these pain pills coming from. If we really want to make a change we really got to heal our so call crimes, I call them weak people who has fell into our system. You are stronger, it is now time to be a light . And help figure out how can we keep the youth out of the system.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

That is why we need compassion more than ever. You are a stronger person, shine your light on those who are weak. People who do drugs are not bad people but weak people. It has been the issues for a while that strong people view weak people as being sorry people. So what do we do we keep them down- they telling what sorry people they are. They are humans- we are all spiritual people in flesh. The devil is out there – taking people lives with drugs. That person on drugs was a child at one point – who was pure- maybe they where weak – drugs and alcohol is very sick thing – that is taking peoples lives , even children. It is easy for people to look at someone on drugs , and say how sorry they are, but it is hard to help that person to never get back on drugs . That is why we have only a solution of prison. My point is that prison is not ending drugs but instead creating criminals. Do you realize that four out of five are non-violent. Four people sitting in cells with one violent. Drugs is not the really issues in America . the really issue is the capitalize of our criminal justice system , that is make millions off of taxes payer money and nothing is going back into society to really end drugs or alcohol. We need a war on poverty . A war on education. There should never be a homeless person in America , when we have room in prison. We should be building homes not prison. Most of our criminals you will find that most of them where showing signs of behavior issues early in schools. A lot of them had learning issues. Poor. On top of it all- mental illness. Do you realize that most people you get on drugs are self medicating – themselves. People who do drugs or alcohol are really sick people. A lot of crime would be stop right in school – when children are showing signs of behavior problems- no – what do we do – we put them out. Just like we do , criminals. Rapist , murders , and sex offenses should go to prison, but it the same time they are humans. My point is non-violent offenses should be place in heath care that is long term – And FREE, with our taxes , instead of putting them in prison with our taxes. Our taxes should go into education . Right now our government is making billions out of non-violent offenses. Truth is the user is not committing crime , but only destroying themselves. We are not getting the hard drug dealers , because they are our government. Where is drugs , really coming from. Where is these pain pills coming from. If we really want to make a change we really got to heal our so call crimes, I call them weak people who has fell into our system. You are stronger, it is now time to be a light . And help figure out how can we keep the youth out of the system.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

We need better education – LOOK at my spelling.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

We are not getting drug dealer behide bars but users. User are very weak people who should be place under care. Our bestest drug dealer is our goverment. Where did crack come from , crack wasn’t on the streets before the War on drugs. Crack came about the time of war on drugs , which was designed to put Africa Americas behide bars. People really – we have to many people in prison . We have to figure something out. We have to make a change. That is if we want to save America. We need jobs so bad. We need education , very bad. It is the poor ,mental ill, and uneducated that is being effected by our criminal justice system. The young people – my God. Where is compassion? If we took these non-violent drug offenses in a systme that build our ecomony back up. It is taxes payers money that is keeping people behide bars. Part of your pay check. It need to stop , only hard criminals needs to behide bar, and they are still people.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Ok and prison is doing the job. Ending drugs. I don’t think so. If that was the case we would have less people in prison. People who do drug or drink are not bad people but weak people . You are a strong person , that is why you should be a light for those who fall. They are the youth that is now falling in the system. We have to find another solution for non-violent offenses. By the way we had less crime before The war on Drugs. That is an eye opener. If prison was ending crime , why do we have more crime than ever. It is not because time are different it is because we are not healing people and teaching people, how to live in society that is full of drugs and alcohol. Treatments work . All people are good . people do bad things, people can change if given a chance. What we need in America is a War on Poverty. People are now going to prison for being poor. More and more people are losing jobs and homes – while the rich banker and our government is walking free and taking middle class money that they had in the banks. That is wrong . Mid- class is getting poorer and poorer, while we still think it is our fault. Why are not some of these rich people be hide bars, no we are to busy putting non-violent offenses in cages. We have to rethink about what is really going on . We have to create jobs in America and start taking a stand against some of these laws ,big companies , and bankers.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Sorry about my spelling , another reason why we need better education.

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

By the way I said non-violent offenses. Which is over half of the people in prison. There is no Free treatment for long term help in America – only these five treatment center. Treatment costs people almost 15,000 to put a family member in treatment. There is money out there to create treatments for people. We have so many people in prison that it is crazy, and more and more are going , and it is young people at that. The war and drugs has to be healing . What I don’t understand is why is drugs illeagl but guns are leagl – a gun kills and drugs go through your system. People since the bible times has like to get high at some people or another – from wine- to pills you can get the the doctor. Truth is these pills we are able to get from the doctor is causing more issuses than any drug. Where is the help to get people off of these pain pills,

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

There is a really good doc. on Youtube on War on drugs. Where is the drugs coming from. Our goverment. Some people are weaker than others. Lets get these people who are puting the drugs and aclochol in our commutiy. It is the yough that is being effected by the prison system and lives that are being destroy by drugs and aclochol. We are not putting hard criminal behide bar but little weak users. We need to change the way we veiw crime in America. Truth is it is our Human right to put any thing in other body – that even drugs. No saying drug are Ok but i will say they are real and Amercia people need treatment, if we really want a war on drugs. Prison is not stopping it, but crating harder criminals. By the way the biggest drug dealer in my town is a Lawyer- why is he able to get by with it. That right it’s not the little – weak , we should be putting be hide bar – but some of these lawyers. We have to make a change in America. Please don’t miss understand me. I am not saying let criminals out of prison , but saying who is really be hide bars. They are people of are poor, mental ill, and uneducated class that has been effected by drugs and aclochol. What we need is the 23,000 dollars that is going to keep inmates in prison , go back into education and put non-violent criminal in Long term rehabilitation center that is design in a from of prison , but teaches people how to heal there lives through Arts and education , and when they come out they will have skills and a trade to maybe have a business or something where they don’t get back on drugs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W75JBgClSU

 
Jun 20, 2012
Female user prison is no... 20 posts

Topic: The Club House / 12 Hour Shifts

Prison is not end crime but a crime itself. More than ever in America’s history we have put more people in prison than ever. Now people like me are coming to see that prison is not ending crime but a crime itself. Our criminal Justice system has been sick with creed, and is destroying families. It is the poor , mentally ill, and uneducated that are being effected by the system. Our government hasn’t not try to put back into society – like free long rehabilitation against this war on drugs. This has become an ethical issues. We need a change. 73 percent of women in prison have some kind of mental ills. Who is standing on the behave of mental ills. Four out of five are in prison for non violent drug offenses. That mean one out five are hard criminals. We need to put our focus on healing America and not prison. Our taxes payers money should be going to Long term rehabilitation, and making prison for hard criminals. Our criminal system is effecting the youth more than ever and our human rights. We need a change , healing , and to end our money making business call prison. By the way have you ever notice that prisons are in the most races community. That is an eye opener. Look at the population of people of color in prison. If we put people in free long term treatments where they will learn how to get back into society- with a trade or skill- like a shoe maker. One thing you will notice most people in prison are our Artist , poets, amd music Gods, who’s live has been effected by aclochol and drugs. We are not all going to be doctors and lawyers, but we can be somebady. That is one thing that our school system has left out of the system , is teaching trades, so you get more people falling in the cracks and into our criminal system.




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