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NAACP joins with Gingrich in urging prison reform



Published: Thu, April 7, 2011 @ 5:24 p.m.

The NAACP is joining Newt Gingrich in calling for reducing the number of state and federal prisoners and spending the savings on education.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released a report today that said between 1987 and 2007, state prison spending grew at six times the rate of higher education spending. It recommends examining policies in states that have reduced their prison populations.

Gingrich, a possible Republican presidential candidate, endorsed the NAACP’s findings, noting that $68 billion was spent on incarceration last year in the United States. He says “it is time to fundamentally rethink how we treat and rehabilitate our prisoners.”

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous says the combination of prison spending and shrinking education budgets sends a message “that we value incarceration over education.”


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11970mach1(1005 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

He says “it is time to fundamentally rethink how we treat and rehabilitate our prisoners.”

TRUE. KEEP THEM IN PRISON LONGER SO WE ARE SAFER. NO VOTE FOR NEWT FROM ME.

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous says the combination of prison spending and shrinking education budgets sends a message “that we value incarceration over education.”

IDIOT. PROBLEMS IN EDUCATIONS ARE NOT FUNDING. PROBLEM IS DISINTERESTED AND UNMOTIVATED STUDENTS AND TOO MANY THUGS ALLOWED TO STAY IN CLASSROOM. OF COURSE, IF THOSE THUGS WERE LOCKED UP..................

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2Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

"NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous says the combination of prison spending and shrinking education budgets sends a message “that we value incarceration over education.”"

"WE" don't value incarceration over education...the ANIMALS value incarceration over education. The NAACP should be asking why do the colored people keep getting incarcerated instead of wanting to advance into productive members of society. Look at the stats on that idiot.

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3TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

What you have just written is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who reads that is now dumber for having done so. May God have mercy on your soul.

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

The message here is "LEGITIMIZE AND DONT CRITICIZE CRIME". We just have to be more tolerant of others lifestyles .

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5TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

The issue is not the length of incarceration or the better effort at rehabilitation. The issue stems from having multiple kids with multiple women and then leaving all of them and offering no parenting at all throughout their childhood.
Until that is fixed it doesn't matter what is done post hoc. All the money in the world coupled with delusions of grandeur stemming from socialistic beliefs will have ZERO effect if people don't stop reproducing and getting out faster than they came. Pun intended.

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6Dafine(14 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

Huh? Don't commit crimes and we won't send you to jail!

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