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Americans Favor ‘Rehabilitation’ Over Jail Time, Survey Finds

A significant majority of Americans believe putting people behind bars for non-violent offenses is a wrong—and almost three-quarters favor  “rehabilitation” over jail when such offenses are committed by those who suffer from mental illness, according to a Zogby Analytics/RTI International poll released today.

The  results, from an online survey completed by 3,007 persons across the country between December 9-13, are a sharp counterpoint to the “law-and-order” rhetoric  that many observers considered one of the key appeals of President Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House last fall. Full Article

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  1. kat

    The author makes the following statement “the survey specifically asks respondents only about their attitudes towards crimes that did not involve violence, a sex offense or significant property loss. So the results may not necessarily reflect similar attitudes towards violent offenders-”
    The study seems to assume then that sex offense= violent crime.
    Perhaps those conducting the study might want to educate themselves, many sex offenses are non-violent, non-contact and non-sexual.
    Omitting sex offenses from the study is tantamount to pushing them back in the dark closet so no one has to talk about them and we’re not allowing that anymore! Registrants and their families are out in the open, we’re talking, we’re fighting back and we’re not gonna take it anymore!!!!

  2. ReadyToFight

    That’s right Kat, No More!!!
    We WILL Fight, we WILL Survive, and we WILL Thrive!

    • Roger

      Agreed, ReadyToFight. United we can continue to cause change in attitudes that was impossible just a few years ago.

      I saw that today when we lobbied in Sacramento.

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