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Old 06-10-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Oh this is a gem of a quote
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An unquenchable thirst for punishment has seen the numbers given prison sentences rise by 53% in the same decade that crime has fallen.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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Is this just in Britain?
Are there any stats for thr U.S.??
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The result? More criminals reoffend. The Prison Reform Trust points to official figures showing how prison overcrowding raises the reoffending rate. In 1995 56% reoffended within two years of release - now it is 67% (53% of those given community sentences reoffend).
i love this quote, personally.
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