One of my running themes is that Bill isn't smart, in fact he has well below average intelligence. Like with math, Bill is best suited to steer clear of political issues as he sounds like a small child that barged his way into an adult conversation.........case in point-------here::
AMERICA IS BROKEN. WHY WON'T MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OPEN THEIR WINDOWS because its too hot or cold, or raining, STICK THEIR HEADS OUT, AND YELL "I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE THIS ANYMORE uhhh because only a very few of them are completely insane like that?" 7 MILLION AMERICANS IN JAIL, PRISON, OR CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISION. WHAT A ****ING OUTRAGE! why? Should it be 4 million? 8? I'm confused on what the standard is
The United States has the largest prison population in the world. it is also the third largest populated nation in the world.....you do realize that right?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013 – about 0.91% of adults (1 in 110) in the U.S. resident population so less than one percent of the total population was in jail? That actually seems kinda low, in fact you are living proof that the number should be higher. Additionally, 4,751,400 adults in 2013 (1 in 51) were on probation or on parole. I know you struggle with math so I will help you out on this one, you are trying to say that 2% of the population is on some form of probation.
In total, 6,899,000 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2013 – about 2.8% of adults (1 in 35) in the U.S. resident population now.....remember that the majority of that 2.8% number you just threw out is on probation.. In addition, there were 54,148 juveniles in juvenile detention in 2013. and everyone knows that kids can't be criminals right?
In 2008, the USA had around 24.7% of the world's 9.8 million prisoners. Last I checked, the USA was also the greatest nation on this planet....probably not a good idea to go global to make your argument.
The U.S. has experienced a surge in its prison population, quadrupling since 1980. there actually is a logical point you could make out of this fact.....but you will never figure it out.
Violent crime rates have been relatively constant or declining so as we have increased the prisoner population in America our violent crime rates are now dropping....you do realize you are making the exact opposite point of what you are intending?. The prison population has increased primarily by public policy changes causing more prison sentences and lengthening time served, e.g. through mandatory minimum sentencing, "three strikes" laws, and reductions in the availability of parole or early release. so they cracked down on repeat offenders....kinda sounds reasonable to me and probably supports the factual data you just cited above
Perhaps the single greatest force behind the growth of the prison population has been the national "War on Drugs." I think I can agree with you on this one The number of incarcerated drug offenders has increased twelvefold since 1980. In 2000, 22 percent of those in federal and state prisons were convicted on drug charges.
BIG numbers are in jail or prison due to parole violations. so parole is bad right?
Bill Windsor became part of these statistics when government officials decided they needed to stop his movie actually they just noticed that you were violating your very valid TOP, Lawless America, from exposing government, judicial, and law enforcement corruption nobody in their right mind has ever thought for one second that you would be able to actually make a movie. So they trumped up some charges and locked him away, and they threw away the key for 134 days well why would they give an inmate the keys?
In jail, Bill Windsor learned that most of the inmates were awaiting trial -- so they were innocent (until proven guilty) they were also formally indicted and charged by the prosecuting authority in that area with a crime. He later learned this percentage is 62% nationally. The vast majority were fairly young. most of the old people like you have learned by now to at least attempt to follow the law
Almost everyone who Bill Windsor met in jail was there for one of three reasons: alcohol, drugs, or money. and all of them were there for (allegedly) committing a crime
Millions of Americans could fix this. yeah, dont do the crime and you wont do the time It is beyond outrageous. What is outrageous? Your incoherent use of hyperbole?
These are my (Bill Windsor's) ohhh thanks for clarifying who is speaking here ideas:
First, recognize that this is a giant money-making racket. Judicial, police, and corrections costs totaled $212 billion in 2011 according to the U.S. Census Bureau who in the world made money? Virtually all of that money was spent on employees who make a rather low salary and risk their lives trying to keep prisoners in order. Just because a big number was spent nationwide on incarcerating prisoners doesn't mean its a "money-making racket' in fact its a money pit. They keep putting more and more people in jail and prison to feed the hungry system no they dont, they put them in because they broke a law. Let's put most of them out of business who? Law enforcement officers, prison guards with those huge salaries?. Law firms generate $272 Billion in revenues annually, employing almost 1,400,000 people. How ridiculous is this? well lets just say not everyone is ready to go pro-se baby! like you are
Second, buy a bunch of GPS ankle bracelet monitors you have become attached to your little ankle bracelet haven't you?, and slap them on people, and make them stay in their homes you know bill, I hate to tell you this, but thats a form of probation which you have been making the case, so far, as something bad. That way, we can eliminate most of the jails and prisons and all the related costs we could eliminate all of the jails if we just let everyone go free....Maybe that could be the new cause for Lawless America?. Jail costs an average of $60 per inmate per day nationally. Make that ZERO for most of the inmates. Regionalize jails and prisons. Turn the empty jails and prisons into homeless shelters.ohhh so now the poor homeless people have to go to your jail? These prisons are too horrific for law breakers to stay in, lets put the homeless in there.
Third, recognize that alcohol and drugs are diseases that people cannot easily control I will recognize that they are both addictions.....things like cancer are a disease. Put the drug and alcohol-sensing monitors on these folks, and put them in their homes you do realize that people don't go to jail for drinking alcohol? They go there for DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED!!. So you are pro DWI? They pay their own rent, utilities, food, medical. Legalize marijuana; that will open a lot of beds.beds? are we talking about a hospital? Don't cage people up like animals for medical problems.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over half of all prisoners had experienced mental illness as identified by "a recent history or symptoms of a mental health problem." yep, and you are living proof of that Not only do people with recent histories of mental illness end up incarcerated, but many who have no history of mental illness end up developing symptoms while in prison. or, maybe they had it all along but they never got diagnosed with it until they were in prison? The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that 3 in 10 state prisoners had developed symptoms of mental illness since becoming incarcerated with no recent history of mental illness. yeah well who was monitoring them before they were incarcerated?
Fourth, recognize that poor education and poverty are huge factors in crime. If we improve our educational system, men and women can get better jobs and won't be inclined to resort to crime You got that America? For the sake of our prison cells, lets go ahead and improve our public education....ohhh and lets end poverty too while we are at it.....so vote YES on prop 2 next November. This will let them earn more money so they won't feel they have to resort to crime.they never did have to resort to crime One of the first men I met in the Ellis County Jail was there because he stole a bicycle to give to his daughter for Christmas. He couldn't afford it. Lots of stories of stealing to feed families you do realize that stealing a bike to give to your daughter isn't "feeding your family"?....or then again maybe you don't. All types of crimes were committed because of money what? people steal for monetary reasons? Say it ain't so Bill. I know the fix isn't easy, but I don't think we have people actually addressing the fundamental problem free money for everyone so they wont want to steal it?. These were good people that I met. just ask them
Fifth, cut the crap with family court I can't seem to find that line item for the family court expenses. We are putting people in jails and mental hospitals because one ex lied about the other ex and because CPS wants to what about the ones that were telling the truth?. One young man I befriended was in jail because he fell asleep and his girlfriend's daughter opened the door and went into the front yard. Child endangerment I'm going to go way out on a limb here and say there is more to that story than what you were told. He just got home from work and was wiped out. He was one of the sweetest young guys I've ever met. Not a bad bone in his body. again, just ask him
Sixth, stop the bleeding! get a band aid? Judicial, police, and corrections costs totaled $212 billion in 2011 according to the U.S. Census Bureau now we are just repeating ourselves old man.....hello dementia my new friend. In 2014, the average cost of incarceration for federal inmates in fiscal year 2014 was $30,619.85. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a residential re-entry center was $28,999.25. you do realize that there is only a marginal difference in those two numbers?
Housing the approximately 500,000 people in jail in the USA awaiting trial who cannot afford bail costs $9 billion a year. ok, cool. I wonder how much money is wasted per year nationwide by vexatious litigants?
Most jail inmates who are also incarcerated? are petty, nonviolent offenders. all you gotta do is ask them Twenty years ago most nonviolent defendants were released on their own recognizance (trusted to show up at trial) oh yeah back when we had higher violent crime numbers?. Now most are given bail, and most pay a bail bondsman to afford it. (The bail bond industry generates $3 billion annually in revenues.) the human head weighs 8 pounds......since we are throwing out useless information
Jail costs an average of $60 a day nationally you already said that.....old man. State prisons averaged $31,286 per inmate said that too in 2010 according to a Vera Institute of Justice study. would you like to list your 6 points again?
What we have is PATHETIC. what is pathetic? Remove the crooks and incompetents from government, we did, they are in jail revolutionize the system what? give them Ipads?, and take care of the homeless all at the same time. I think the homeless are a little wary of your final solution to "take care" of them