Originally Posted by jusanothajoe
My statement was to the incarceration doesn't work sentence. If it doesn't work for drug users why does it work for other criminals?
As far as modifying my stance. I learn fast by example. Lol
Not from me. I think I've been quite consistent in this thread.
Look, if you want to make this a 'Is incarceration a crime deterrent?' thread, well, that's not the topic.
The repeated point, which by now I think you're just choosing to ignore for the sake of arguing for argument's sake, is locking up drug offenders is a waste of resources....better used for, well, for example, murderers, rapists, child molesters. Nobody wants those types in society. You can't, and really don't want to, try to rehabilitate them. Lock 'em up. You kill someone you go away.
A drug user can be rehabilitated. And that's done through treatment, not jail.
Really, I think you're mixing the two just for the hell of it, cuz you are not making any kind of compelling argument.