Protesters say prison conditions terrible

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Bridgeport Correctional Center inmates are sleeping on hallway floors and on beds of made of milk crates and cardboard because of prison overcrowding, protesters charged at a rally Wednesday opposing Gov.
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Stepin Fetchit

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#151 May 7, 2012
Artsy the Nasty Puerto Rican wrote:
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Yeah, actually, I should let one rip in your face.
Wash that mouth.
wondering

Worcester, MA

#152 May 10, 2012
lifeisshort wrote:
<quoted text>There should be more Sheriffs like Joe Arpaio. When are people ever going to learn and face reality.
agree 100%
some countries cut fingers off when caught stealing, etc. certainly makes THEIR criminals think twice!

Since: Jul 12

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#154 Sep 1, 2012
Very true my friends.
lifeisshort

Seymour, CT

#155 Sep 1, 2012
Zenith wrote:
These comments are a massive display of pure ignorance from people who think that everyone in jail is there for rape, murder, drug dealing or child molesting, robbery, etc. That is NOT the case--not at all. Many of these people are in jail for minor, victimless "crimes"--like unpaid parking tickets, minor drug possesion, technical probation violations, "white collar crime", etc. The punishment, at any rate, is in being incarcerated, away from family and friends, with no freedom. It is NOT supposed to be inhumane treatment, shame and humiliation, inadequate nutrition, rodent infested cells, non existent medical care, sexual abuse and rape by guards and other inmates alike, etc. Prisons and jails should be reserved for people who pose a TRUE threat to society--dangerous, violent criminals who show no remorse or rehabilitative potential. Being exposed to this kind of environment does not rehabilitate, it destroys the soul and causes bitterness, resentment, fear and anger to brew within the person. This country locks up a greater percentage of its people than any other--and you all call for more more more prisons. I don't doubt that there are many of you here who have done something at one point in your life that could get you locked up--DWI, cheating on your taxes, smoking pot, writing a bad check, forgetting to pay a ticket, etc--but you were fortunate enough to not get caught. A jailer once told me that she always tried to remember that those inmates she gaurded were different from her only in the respect that they got caught and she didn't. Justice does not always have to mean inhumane torture in a prison cell, no matter what the crime. Intelligent societies value ALL their citizens--even those not as perfect as you all, who have never done anything wrong--and seek to restore the person to society as a functional being, not a jaded, bitter monster.
Go on and throw those stones, you who are without sin.
I thought that the main purpose of being incarcerated was to remove you from society and punish you for your crime. Nobody ever said that your stay was going to be pleasant with Hilton Hotel accomodations. Prison isn't your local Bed & Breakfast environment. It shouldn't be. It is supposed to make you think twice the next time you want somebody else's wallet or get caught doing just a little snorting. I'm sure every victim's family wants the guilty person to sleep well at night in a cozy bed with a full tummy!
The best way of avoiding this "discomfort" is to stay out of prison in the first place! This means don't break the law. It's not rocket science. Stay out of prison and you'll have a better chance of not becomming a "bitter monster".
Don't go poo-pooing the system when your own hands are dirty in the first place.
By the way, you may not believe it, but I never did anything in my life that would warrant my arrest. Yes, there are some of us like this out there, Zenith. It's called being responsible.

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#156 Sep 3, 2012
#155 have interesting comments.
Chris

Waterbury, CT

#157 Sep 15, 2012
Lisa wrote:
I have a SIMPLE solution -
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time ... last time I checked, inmates weren't checking into Hiltons. I have no sympathy for this problem whatsoever.
. Dumb dumb
Chris

Washington, DC

#158 Sep 15, 2012
Stupid morons try to start a thing about prisoners in guantanamo
For a bunch of outsiders. But when it comes to your own people fk em. Stupid dodo birds.

Since: Jul 12

Bridgeport, CT

#159 Sep 15, 2012
t baker wrote:
may be sheriff joe should spend the night in prison along with his red neck friends that are in power.
none violent offenders should not be treated in such a way, rehabilitate and educate will make a diff. most offenders that are released find it hard to find a job or get training for employment, so how can one turn their life around with out these the necessary tools
Hey numb nuts. The statistics for rehabbing are very low. Most of them don't want the education because if they did they wouldn't have dropped out of school. Training for a job? Great idea but unfortunately the idiot we elected as our president hasn't a clue how to create jobs. Read the unemployment stats lately? So no matter what you do for these "non violent offenders" nothing will help. Lock them all up for their max sentences and be done with it.
Greg

Newtown, CT

#160 Jun 21, 2013
Brdgeport cc is a county jail not all inmates Are sentenced and are innocent infill proven guilty a body can be arrested even if u did not comit a crime

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