- Enormous costs to taxpayers
- Strain on families and loss of family connections
- Prone to corruption
- Glorified by criminals and citizens
- Does not address the root of criminal behavior
- Removes dangerous criminals from the general population
- Deters repeat offenders and possible future criminals
- Effective punishment for crimes; allows for scale of punishment
- Less than 5% of all violent felons and property offenders end up in prison.
- Longer and more certain sentences for repeat felons that were instituted in the late 1970s and 1980s played a major role in the subsequent crime drop.
 http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-tragic-let-em-out-fantasy-1445639113; http://www.jfa-associates.com/
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