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@B4MLVXVDemocrat from Wisconsin answered…2 days

Yes, but they should be mandated to attend skill building services and offer education to encourage reform and to help them get back on their feet.

@B3ZZ82XVeteran from Georgia answered…1mo

No. I believe that prisons should have on the job training programs within the prisons. This could help prisons to become self sufficient & not rely on tax dollars to fund them.

@B3Y38J5Peace and Freedom from Indiana answered…2mos

Yes, and increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners and give them better living conditions

@B3XF5JDPeace and Freedom from Texas answered…2mos

Yes, and they should be provided with resources that will help them to not become repeat offenders

@B3WTQYLWorking Family from Florida answered…2mos

@B3VMZTCLeft Frontfrom Nebraska  answered…2mos

@B3TSSLPPeace and Freedom from Ohio answered…2mos

Yes, but require therapy for them so they have a place to destress during the change from prison to being out

@B3TSLL8Peace and Freedom from Ohio answered…2mos

@Leo-AndersonWomen’s Equalityfrom Louisiana  answered…2mos

Yes, fine drug offenders instead of sticking them in jail with violent criminals.

@B3JMNBPPeace and Freedom from Wisconsin answered…2mos

No, but we should remove prisoners convicted of drug related crimes and put them in facilities that help them get clean.

@B3HCJTNWomen’s Equality from California answered…2mos

@B3H5R4FWomen’s Equality from Oregon answered…2mos

I feel we should out them on house arrest and community service though.

@B3GR48QDemocrat from Arizona answered…2mos

@B3GMNTVPeace and Freedom from Texas answered…2mos

Complete prison reform. Remove mandatory minimum sentences.

@9GZYN64Democrat from New York answered…2yrs

Yes, and we should increase funding to offer education and skills building services for convicted individuals

@9GZS3K7Women’s Equality from Florida answered…2yrs

Doesn't having this many people out of the work force hinder the economic growth the country could be gaining from having them working full time jobs? Don't we want people back in the workforce instead of becoming a tax burden on the American people who are working full time? How does locking people away help the growth of the nation? Undecided I don't have enough info.

@9GXQ97NPeace and Freedom from Hawaii answered…2yrs

Depends on the crime they committed, if they've changed, and how much time they've left in jail.

@9GWKR82Socialistfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

Yes, not to reduce overcrowding but because it's the right thing regardless.

@9GW7TPGConstitution from Nebraska answered…2yrs

We need to reinstitute the death penalty and figure out a way to reduce the costs.

@9GVS3VYWomen’s Equality from Indiana answered…2yrs

@9GV4CP6Women’s Equality from North Carolina answered…2yrs

Yes, but they should still be required to perform community service and be subject to drug testing, etc.

@Hunter-SisnerosTranshumanist from California answered…2yrs

Depending on the crime, yes they should if it wasn't anything too severe. They should be required to do community service though.

@9GT39GPPeace and Freedom from New York answered…2yrs

It depends on the crime committed, not the behavior of the prisoner

@9GT22V8Women’s Equalityfrom Minnesota  answered…2yrs

No, no matter what they did something to land in jail so it should stay like that. We should make it more rehabilitating.

@9GSS6YPTranshumanist from Kansas answered…2yrs

Depends on the crime, if uts victimless [r only Marijuana then they should be released .

@9GSQJ7NWomen’s Equality from New Jersey answered…2yrs

@9GSJ7SXDemocrat from North Carolina answered…2yrs

It should be decided on a case by case basis, including factors such as crime committed, time already served, and risk of recidivism.

@9GRZ33BFree Democratic Partyfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

@9GRYZ6YWomen’s Equality from Massachusetts answered…2yrs

Yes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet, we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners.

@9GRCPF9Peace and Freedom from Massachusetts answered…2yrs

@9GRBC25Progressive from Florida answered…2yrs

Yes, but they should be required to house in a half-way home and be put on restrictions based on their crimes.

@9GQZR8VIndependent from Maryland answered…2yrs

There isnt a definite definition of Violent, a murderer can not act violent in prison but he should not be released regardless of his behavior. They must pay for their crime.

@9GQXGLFWorking Family from Washington answered…2yrs

Yes, but need to be sent to different facilities or housing that has educational services set up to help them recover or rehabilitate from the specific crime they have committed, instead up being locked up in a prison that can turn them into the animals they want us to become.

@9GQCK3QDemocrat from Massachusetts answered…2yrs

Yes, but Weekly reporting to some official. Job placement or school program to keep them engaged

@9GQ9RTZIndependent from Texas answered…2yrs

Yes under normal circumstances, but depending on the impact they had they may need to be observed more closely for safety sake.

@9GQ3RMGWomen’s Equality from New York answered…2yrs

Yes, but they must either perform community service or be placed under house arrest using an electronic bracelet until their sentence is finished.

@9GPNX7PWorking Family from Kansas answered…2yrs

Situationally dependent but yes, so long as they are on parole/probation, wear an electronic bracelet and find employment or perform daily community service.

@9GPHV4PIndependent from California answered…2yrs

We should go through each case and chop wood as best as we can in efforts to eliminate biases resulting from a racism, classism, sexism etc

@9GP4HYTWomen’s Equality from Massachusetts answered…2yrs

This originated from the systemic racism of our country, our country contains 1/4 of the people on Earth in prison.

@9GNXFRYIndependent from Florida answered…2yrs

@9GNVNG3Veteran from Georgia answered…2yrs

No. If we legalize marijuana across the board, the recidivism rate would drop dramatically. Most violent offenders start off with a drug charge. We can mitigate the age of the first offense by doing away with possession charges.

@9GMNC3CLibertarian from Illinois answered…2yrs

Yes, and we should increase access to alternatives to incarceration like job training, restorative justice practices and programs to connect the incarcerated to (privately funded) social service entities.

@9GMRTV4Republican from North Carolina answered…2yrs

@9GMG97PRepublican from Missouri answered…2yrs

@9GMDV72Peace and Freedom from Ohio answered…2yrs

Yes but I believe they need to go under a trial to ensure that they are capable of being out back into public life without issue to determine their eligibility of being released on good behavior

@9GKYSYNLibertarian from Florida answered…2yrs

Ideally, more efficient prisons should be designed and constructed, funding for prisoner education and skill building should be increased or better used, electronic monitoring established as a safety net, and the former prisoner should give back to their community through daily services. A system or working body can not be totally effective with disproportionately weak and sturdy facets of its foundation.
We need and should strive to achieve a strong and sustainable version of each of the above pillars. So, essentially (though rather narrowly), some non-violent prisoners should be released under electronic supervision and the legal and moral obligation to carry out daily acts of community service.

@9GKY8PSGreen from Oregon answered…2yrs

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