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  •  What kind of solutions exist in other countries? (2+ / 0-)
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    ZenTrainer, Oh Mary Oh

    You imply the U.S. is "far behind on the civilized scale."  What do other countries do when three boys rape a child?

    I generally agree with your comment immediately above.  But now that the crime has been committed, how would other places deal with it?  You could put them in a juvenile corrections facility, but what will you do with them when they reach adulthood in a few years.  Do we really want these 30-year-old likely to be convicted rapists in with juveniles in 15 years?  

    •  That's the enormous extreme part of the (1+ / 0-)
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      Deadicated Marxist

      solution. I say we are far behind on the civilized scale because the US imprisons more people than any other country. http://www.nationmaster.com/...

      Commenting on what the prison figures show about U.S. society, King said various social programs, including those dealing with education, poverty, urban development, health care and child care, have failed.

      "There are a number of social programs we have failed to deliver. There are systemic failures going on," he said. "A lot of these people then end up in the criminal justice system."

      http://www.commondreams.org/...

      several studies argue that male-male and female-female prison rape are quite common and may be the least reported forms of rape.[14][15][16]
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...
      I would think a nice goal would be how to rehabilitate them so they did no more rapes. It seems like the least likely place for that to happen would be in a prison for adults.

      Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

      by ZenTrainer on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:45:41 PM PDT

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