It is easy to miss the point when only focusing on one single element.
Part of my Technical Education degree included summer sessions with teachers for inmates. There is one major element that has persisted over 50 years.
With more homes raising children without fathers, the number of prisoners has risen.
In this politically correct world, we are not permitted to look at the facts. So, we make up other excuses.
If anyone spent any time in a prison (hopefully to serve the community), they would quickly understand the relationship. If this was purely race based, why do some minorities not have representation in this population? It is more of a cultural element than it is a genetic element.
A study of 404,638 prisoners released:
Justice, fairness and due process is important. Statistics indicate behavior.
is measured by criminal acts that resulted in rearrest, reconviction or return to prison with or without a new sentence during a three-year period following the prisoner's release.
- Within three years of release, about two-thirds
(67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested.
- Within five years of release, about three-quarters
(76.6 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested.
- Of those prisoners who were rearrested, more than half (56.7 percent) were arrested by the end of the first year
The increase in violent crimes is directly related to the release of violent criminals. Setting quotas by race instead of by behavior is not a solution.
An ancient system that seemed to work provided an alternative from the government right to execute.
The right of asylum
according to the Council of Orleans
in 511, in the presence of Clovis I
, asylum was granted to anyone who took refuge in a church, in its dependences, or in the house of a bishop
. This protection was given to murderers
. Even in the UK, by the Norman era after 1066, there had evolved two kinds of sanctuary licensed by the King.
This concept was based on Greek, Egyptian, and biblical times in many parts of the world over huge periods of time.
Basically a convicted person could stay in the church. There were conditions of work to help the poor, sick or others in need.
Instead of the State executing someone, they had an option to stay in the boundaries of an estate to assist the public good.
Those who chose to leave and go outside the boundaries were not protected under the law. Bounty hunters or others could hunt them down as an escaped convicted criminal.
Uberize the criminal system? Perhaps this has merit in today's broken system.