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January 4, 2015

"Switzerland has too many criminals and too few prisons"

ImagesThe title of this post is from the first sentence of this recent AP article headlined "Switzerland mulls plan to export prisoners." Here is more about a notable European nation having a problem all to common in the US:

Now the Justice Ministry is reportedly considering a proposal to export convicts to neighboring France and Germany.  Swiss prisons chief Thomas Freytag told public broadcaster SRF in a program aired late Friday that the country's correctional facilities are at more than 100 percent capacity.

Prisons in the French-speaking cantons (states) of western Switzerland are said to be particularly overcrowded.  It's unclear when the Justice Ministry would decide on the plan, and whether France or Germany would be prepared to let Swiss inmates do their time there.

Left out of this brief story is the basic fact that Switzerland, at recent count, has less than 7,000 prisoners in the whole country and an incarceration rate that is only about 1/8th of the incarceration rate in the United States. For comparison, consider that the US state of Virginia has a state-wide population that is a little lower than Switzerland's, but it has more than 30,000 prisoners (and that count excludes a few thousand federal prisoners coming from Virginia).

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Naturally, the left will not say this about Switzerland.

Was almost all white, until do gooders let in immigrants. That likely explains the increase in criminality entirely.

Being armed is mandated, as the Supremacy wants to happen in this country.

Public self help is part of the culture, rather than crushed by pro-criminal vile feminist prosecutors in a witch hunt for the productive male. Criminals fear the neighbors far more than they fear the police.

Oh, and yes. No feminism. Indeed, a serious anti-feminism movement is growing, and a force.

And one more small point, from here:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/high-swiss-lead-levels-spark-concern/6729858

Their high lead level is of concern to public health authorities.

They have a low suicide rate. So all anti-gun advocates must explain the non-existence of gun violence of Israel, and of Switzerland, both armed to the teeth, and with automatic weapons, as a matter of law.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 4, 2015 10:48:10 PM

"until do gooders let in immigrants"

If by "do-gooders" you mean greedy capitalist pigs who needed cheap labor to keep wages down and maximize profits why then I agree with you SC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coolie

Posted by: Daniel | Jan 5, 2015 1:01:16 AM

Daniel: Sometimes you are just right. Touche.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 5, 2015 2:44:30 AM

"Escape From NY" was an old movie about when Manhattan was made a prison colony.

That number of prisoners could be handled with a whole lot of less real estate.

Good sometimes to remember that this country is great in various ways but not in every way.

Posted by: Joe | Jan 5, 2015 10:51:23 AM

LO I was wondering the same thing SC. Just how many of the prisoners they are fixing to export are actually NOT swiss.

Posted by: rodsmith | Jan 5, 2015 5:49:09 PM

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