Triple Purpose for Incarceration

I hear the arguments repeatedly about the reason for incarceration, that is, imprisoning people.  Mostly, the only things discussed is punishment and rehabilitation.  Certainly both are valid.  When a person lives in fear of being imprisoned, they are more likely to obey the law as well.

However, there is a third very important reason for locking people up.  It keeps the bad guys off the street.  If the bank robber is in a prison cell, he can hardly practice his selected trade.  The murderer will not be as apt to murder and the rapist is not likely to rape.

Perhaps the most important result is that the child abuser cannot abuse children.

When the dummycrats turned all the criminals lose on the streets, (mainly NY city) they have but three  things they should expect.  The thieves will steal.  The killers will kill and the rapists will rape.  Indeed they should not be surprised when the child abusers abuse children.

Then again, they are dummycrats.  Can we really expect them to perform such complex reasoning.  While it is true that the chances of catching any disease in prison is higher, is that a reason to endanger the rest of us.

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