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Unformatted text preview: than ever before and I believe that it is not only due to the rise in population. The percentage of repeat offenders is staggering and something needs to be done. If a person is tagged as a criminal then this affects the rest of their life. A reform is definitely in order. While this is a heft job, it could be done. If more funding were put into the schools and prevention instead of pouring money into the jails then maybe we could stop the crime before it starts. With a rise in single parents and the collapsing economy it has become necessary to pull together and attempt to raise the children of America when their parents cannot. It seems backwards to raise them after they are eighteen by means of jails and prisons....
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- Spring '09