Another Sunday; another group of religious people against private prisons;
a group that points out Georgia is already number one in locking people up.
Christians Against Prohibition is a nondenominational organization and
website that welcomes everyone no matter what your perspective on God or
the War on Drugs. Here at the website you will find educational materials
— from an areligious as well as Christian perspective — as to why the
Drug War and drug prohibition exacerbates every ill the prohibitionists
decry, what can be done about it, and what you can do about it. (Hint:
Legalize and Regulate.)
Georgia taxpayers spend $1 billion a year locking up so many criminal offenders that the state has the fourth-highest incarceration rate in the nation. When it comes to overall criminal punishment, no state outdoes Georgia.
They note that scare tactics made that happen.
But today, many public figures with strong anti-crime credentials are asking if that expenditure is smart, or even if it’s making Georgians safer. The debate about crime and punishment, once clearly divided along party lines, is now a debate in which conservatives often lead the charge for change.