It is a system wide failure. There are simply no place to put criminals. Cook County lockup is bursting at the seams.
Isn't there an entire brand new empty prison floating around in Illinois somewhere? I thought they were talking about using it to house terrorists instead of Gitmo.
There is a FEDERAL prison in Thomson that will hold 2800 inmates.
It cost Illinois 170 million to build in 2001. It was sold to the federal government.
They sold it for 165 million in 2012 and it will open this year.
There wont be any Gitmo prisoners going there.
Even if Illinois still had this prison, Illinois is 40% over it's capacity or 17,000 prisoners.
Three words: Decommissioned aircraft carrier
Our prisons are ready to burst, there is no place to put criminals now.
That screws up the whole system of justice, judges cant give out proper sentences.
That results in pleas that are just fluff. Someone commits a crime,
the minimum sentence is 15 years, they take a plea of two years and do 11 months.
That will stop the killing. What do the legislators do? They take it out on us, law abiding citizens.
Instead of tackling the real issues they make up "excuse legislation".
It's the gun owners, lets pass stupid laws that don't address the real problem.
I don't own a single gun that has shot anyone and I have never shot anyone.
Yet I and the people like me are the "problem". Romper Room logic.
I need a "magic mirror" to understand the logic. I don't have one.