Wednesday, November 14, 2007

South Carolina State Attorney General Says It's Time To Abolish Parole

Says McMaster: when our state does away with the parole system. He wants every criminal offender to serve every bit of his or her sentence, with a possible 15% reduction in time for good behavior.

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We currently have 2.1 million individuals in prison. An additional 7 million pass through U.S. jails each year. Blacks represent about 13% of the U.S. general population, but about 44% of the U.S. prison population. We have more black males in prison than in college. We incarcerate a larger proportion of our citizens than any other country in the world. The statistics go on and on - is this the type of society we want?

The proposed changes by the South Carolina Attorney General will make a bad situation worse.

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