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It's actually because public policy is engineered to send as many poor people towards prisons as possible due to the private prison industry doing HEAVY political lobbying in the area.  Especially the precedent of sending mentally ill people to prisons rather than institutions as a cost-saving measure.

A high incarceration rate doesn't mean we have better police, it means the bar for an 'imprisonable offense' has lowered, likely in tandem with the rising profits of a privatized prison industry. It also means that non-violent offenders are being given increasingly length sentences (see: mandatory minimums) as a method of funneling new meat into the prison factory. Here's something interesting: when determining parole (supervised release from prison), courts use testimony from officers and administrators at the prison regarding the inmate's behavior. This makes sense, until you realize that the prisons themselves~~the officers, administrators, and sadly, lobbyists~~benefit directly from keeping that jail at MAX capacity. They are being asked to willingly give up a small source of income, and subconsciously or overtly, provide more critical testimony of the client to ensure they remain in prison. This is why statistics show a significantly lower chance of parole from a private prison than a state-run prison.

Remember that "private prisons" aren't saving money, they're saving time and effort. The government still pays the guards, cafeteria workers, and administrators through stipends provided on a per-inmate basis. This means the full cost of the prison--and more, like lobbying and research costs--are coming from the public dollar. You are literally paying to be kept as a slave.

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http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/oklahoma-now-leads-nation-with-highest-incarceration-rate-study-finds/article_0561c981-5e48-51a0-812e-19c22b33f55d.html

We've also lead the nation in female incarceration for a long time.

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Oklahoma has overtaken Louisiana as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the United States, according to a new study.

The state of Oklahoma's incarceration rate is 1,079 per 100,000 people, leading the nation after previously sitting at No. 2, according to the Prison Policy Initiative.

The nonprofit organization's report also states that Oklahoma incarcerates people at higher rates than all countries with a population of at least 500,000.

...and I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free...

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Off Topic / Re: USPS says package delivered, never got it
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:04:40 PM »
Just contact UPS and report package not delivered. You might also contact Ebay.

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Yea, I was shocked he passed just a few days after Barbara. Getting Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds vibes.

edit: Nvm I checked online. I was told this morning that George HW had died but it looks like that's fake news. I went through the seven stages of grief for nothing.

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you need to stop
I need to stop... winning points? I thought that was the point.

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Off Topic / Re: McZealot is in the emergency room
« on: April 19, 2018, 08:15:32 PM »
TBH I wasn't paying massive attention to the diagnosis because I was writhing around in pain. For the first half because I was writhing around in horrible pain and for the second because I was unable to focus while on pain relief drugs. Appendix didn't completely burst, but the doc thought it was the problem. They looked at it on a cat-scan and decided against taking it out.

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Off Topic / Re: McZealot is in the emergency room
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:25:18 PM »
Welp, I'm released from the hospital. They aren't gonna do an appendix removal surgery so I'm just taking meds for a while. Little wobbly but I feel fine now having been bathed in chemicals.

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Off Topic / Re: Puppy is going to the ER
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:07:32 PM »
good luck man! in the ER right now--not gonna lie, it's pretty comfortable, aside from feeling like I'm gonna die any second.

why are literally every single one of ur topics about u and how something bad is happening to you
never noticed anything like this. dont be a richard

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Off Topic / Re: McZealot is in the emergency room
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:01:52 PM »
a lot of the symptoms you have correspond to radiation poisoning: vomiting, expelling blood, weakness, decreased level of consciousness, headaches, the list goes on and on so you should bring it up with a doctor and see if they overlooked something like it
haha, good idea, but it's a ruptured appendix, they think. I may have to have it removed.

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Off Topic / Re: McZealot is in the emergency room
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:51:55 PM »
Can you guys cut the child enthusiast joke for once? I'm actually in the ER and may require an operation and you friends keep going on about the fact that I said I'd bang Kim Possible (which isn't child enthusiasm even if she was real). That's the origin of the meme, if anyone didn't know.

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Off Topic / Re: McZealot is in the emergency room
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:44:49 PM »
Nah I can't actually answer questions bc I only got a sec but I felt sick in class and went to the bathroom. I didn't eat anything today so I wasn't sure what upset my stomach. Surprise--I start voming a mix of blood and stomach acid. I uncontrollably vomited for a few minutes, but got extremely weak and couldn't stand up. I passed out with my head against the toilet bowel and didn't wake up until it automatically flushed on me. When I got up I called my mom and told her to call the school and let them know I can't stand up (vomiting mid call). I passed out again in a pool of stomach acid and woke up when the nurse came in with a wheelchair. Getting off the floor was one of the hardest things I ever did--I was shaking uncontrollably. The pain I was feeling was the worst I had felt in my entire life. It was like all my organs were melting. I kept falling out of the wheelchair because I was shaking and also lurching forward constantly to vomit. I got taken to our family doc--she came to the car since I was too weak to move--and pretty quickly said I needed to go to the ER. They forbid me from drinking water despite how thirsty l was. I snuck away and took a drink of water and it was obviously a bad idea--I started convulsing in pain and fell out of the wheelchair. In the ER room I got pumped full of fluids (I was getting really lightheaded at this point and couldn't tell what was going on) and my blood got drawn. I got to answer some symptom questions about my illness which resolved to "didn't eat anything, it came out of nowhere". They asked to rank the pain and I told them 8/10. Previously it was definerely a 10. They told me it could be an appendix tear or kidney stone. I got to pee in a jar--surprise, blood in the piss! Just now I went down for a cat-scan and got x-rayed. I also have tachycardia--my pulse hasn't dropped below 100 in hours.

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Off Topic / Re: McZealot is in the emergency room
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:17:10 PM »
This is McZealot's father, he passed away.

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Off Topic / McZealot is in the emergency room
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:32:24 PM »
AMA

Nah I can't actually answer questions bc I only got a sec but I felt sick in class and went to the bathroom. I didn't eat anything today so I wasn't sure what upset my stomach. Surprise--I start voming a mix of blood and stomach acid. I uncontrollably vomited for a few minutes, but got extremely weak and couldn't stand up. I passed out with my head against the toilet bowel and didn't wake up until it automatically flushed on me. When I got up I called my mom and told her to call the school and let them know I can't stand up (vomiting mid call). I passed out again in a pool of stomach acid and woke up when the nurse came in with a wheelchair. Getting off the floor was one of the hardest things I ever did--I was shaking uncontrollably. The pain I was feeling was the worst I had felt in my entire life. It was like all my organs were melting. I kept falling out of the wheelchair because I was shaking and also lurching forward constantly to vomit. I got taken to our family doc--she came to the car since I was too weak to move--and pretty quickly said I needed to go to the ER. They forbid me from drinking water despite how thirsty l was. I snuck away and took a drink of water and it was obviously a bad idea--I started convulsing in pain and fell out of the wheelchair. In the ER room I got pumped full of fluids (I was getting really lightheaded at this point and couldn't tell what was going on) and my blood got drawn. I got to answer some symptom questions about my illness which resolved to "didn't eat anything, it came out of nowhere". They asked to rank the pain and I told them 8/10. Previously it was definerely a 10. They told me it could be an appendix tear or kidney stone. I got to pee in a jar--surprise, blood in the piss! Just now I went down for a cat-scan and got x-rayed. I also have tachycardia--my pulse hasn't dropped below 100 in hours.

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lmao that phrasing makes it sound like they'll arrest any black people that show up before april 31st

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