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    No Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Cause Jails To Release Inmates

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A scenario that police in western Oregon feared came true in the thick of holiday season after two dozen inmates were freed from a county jail that could no longer afford to hold them.

    Less than an hour after one low-level offender walked out, authorities say, he was demanding that a bank teller hand over money.

    In a time of budget cuts, cases where inmates get out of jail with little punishment only to commit more serious crimes shortly after their release have become all too common, authorities say.

    Many in law enforcement predicted this would happen, and it could get worse if the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post


    No Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Cause Jails To Release Inmates

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A scenario that police in western Oregon feared came true in the thick of holiday season after two dozen inmates were freed from a county jail that could no longer afford to hold them.

    Less than an hour after one low-level offender walked out, authorities say, he was demanding that a bank teller hand over money.

    In a time of budget cuts, cases where inmates get out of jail with little punishment only to commit more serious crimes shortly after their release have become all too common, authorities say.

    Many in law enforcement predicted this would happen, and it could get worse if the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff.

    More@CBSLocal

    But, but, but... we're in recovery now. Thats what Joe Biteme said.

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    Merrrry Jobless Xmas peons! Hehe...
    Calling them inmates is like calling undocumented immigrants illegals, and we shouldn't stigmatize them. Once they have left the jails and been processed by ACORN, they will just be like any other Democratic voters.
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    We are to take on faith that the DOC released the convicts least likely to commit violent crimes? How could they make a self serving statement (Be afraid! Don't cut the prison budget!) if they only released guys who had no history of violent crimes, pot dealers and the like?

    Not buying it.

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    When Christopher Franklin Weaver was released the week after Thanksgiving it represented the sort of decision that has become routine for law enforcement officials. There wasn’t enough room for all the offenders, and since he was in custody on a nonviolent parole violation, he was deemed safe enough to turn loose.

    “Everybody we’re releasing is dangerous to society,” said Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner. “But we’re having to choose which ones to keep and which ones to let out.”


    So the lowest level of criminal they have in their jail is a parole violator? Doubtful.

    Here are the first ten people currently under arrest in Pinellas County:

    trespass after warning
    no valid drivers license
    dog at large
    obstructing an officer without violence
    loitering and prowling
    DUI
    criminal mischief
    trespass
    trespass
    DUI
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    Wait. They locked someone up because their dog was running around? WTF?!
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    Less than an hour after one low-level offender walked out, authorities say, he was demanding that a bank teller hand over money.
    Jail may end up being a preferable place to be for many of us who are used to working, but cannot find anything. Because in the mean time, we are losing our homes, our cars and whatever other personal belongings go with them.

    The more heinous the crime, the better chance we have for room and board.

    Hence the newly released finding a way 'back home'.
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