Reader: Our prisons have turned into psychopath factories
Alan Prendergast's recent item about a proposed hike in spending for the state's parole system described the notion as a good first step but not a fix. The topic inspired many of our readers to decry the current state of Colorado prisons. This post was among the most passionate.
Until our penal institutions CEASE to be psychopath factories for otherwise non-violent offenders, it will continue to churn out psychos. This assures the state a high recidivism rate so they can keep their beds full. We are locking more and more people up for crimes that aren't really crimes and as a result of the state's greed and corruption, society will continue to pay the price....Very idiotic system enforced by even bigger idiots that we have here.....
Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.
- What Pisses Off Five Points Residents?
- Neighborhood Fight: Proposed Cell Tower Raises Concerns in Bonnie Brae
- Danny Ledonne: ACLU Sues Adams State Over Ban of Former Prof