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  •  If Arizona was not part of the US... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...they would be building concentration camps like the Nazis.  I guess they may do that anyway.

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    by Shockwave on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 10:34:21 AM PDT

    •  I wouldn't put it past them (2+ / 0-)
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      I don't keep up on the state of prison systems in the country as a whole, though. I read about Arizona because I live here. I'd like to think that they're better in other states, but I suspect it isn't so.

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      by tytalus on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 10:37:47 AM PDT

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      •  In Oregon they make inmates pay for all their (1+ / 0-)
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        care, meds, dental care, everything. There is no healthcare provided, short of on the brink of death. I don't know about the state penitentiaries, but the local jails are that way.

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        by FarWestGirl on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 02:37:06 PM PDT

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    •  Tent Jail? nt (3+ / 0-)
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      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 10:57:04 AM PDT

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      •  It'd be a stretch (2+ / 0-)
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        but perhaps the case could be made about political reasons. The crackdown on immigrants has worked out well for Sheriff Joe thus far.

        Internment is the imprisonment or confinement[1] of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. The Oxford English Dictionary (1989) gives the meaning as: "The action of 'interning'; confinement within the limits of a country or place."

        Most modern usage is about individuals, and there is a distinction between internment, which is being confined usually for preventive or political reasons, and imprisonment, which is being closely confined as a punishment for crime.

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        by tytalus on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 11:04:16 AM PDT

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