Comment of the Day

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.

MoronCircus writes:

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.....

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