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Old 03-21-2017, 02:28 AM   #67 (permalink)
Apia
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Of course she was not violent. And I already said this arrest was stupid and a waste of money/ manpower.

From a New York Times article

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/o...sons.html?_r=0


While the United States currently incarcerates 2.2 million people, Germany — whose population is one-fourth the size of ours — locks up only about 63,500, which translates to an incarceration rate that is one-tenth of ours. More than 80 percent of those convicted of crimes in Germany receive sentences of “day fines” (based on the offense and the offender’s ability to pay). Only 5 percent end up in prison. Of those who do, about 70 percent have sentences of less than two years, with few serving more than 15 years.

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