The Real Police State (4/4)

America locks up more than twice the people that China does, and it isn’t cheap to keep someone in a US prison.  The cost is as high as $50,000 a year x 2.4 million.  You do the math.

This American mess has come about over the last 40 years because of an unholy alliance of big-business-hating liberals and tough-on-crime conservatives.

Common sense says to execute the most dangerous criminals. 

If the US eliminated the 200,000 over 50 serving life sentences, that would reduce the Federal deficit by as much as 10 billion annually or 100 billion in a decade. In fact, the US should execute everyone who is serving a life sentence without a chance for parole.

I find it interesting that America wages wars in countries like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan where millions have been killed and sometimes women and children die as collateral damage but balks at executing dangerous criminals in the US who are locked up for life without a chance for parole.

The solution could be to send these criminals to China and let the Chinese do the job for America.

See An Update about China’s Criminal Justice System or return to The Real Police State – Part 3


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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