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Cory Massimino calls for the complete abolition of the prison, on grounds that it contrary to justice, liberty, and all that is civilized. In this interview with Jeffrey Tucker, he explains his position and considers practical alternatives.

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  • I am working on a business model to get this up off the ground. I need help to find the pit falls that might cause problems. Legal hurtles, practical hurtles, anything. Got an idea, had an idea, it will surely help. Just a few rules. 1. Anybody that would come to the court would have to come to it voluntarily. 2. You must be innocent until proven guilty. 3. Must be a quick and cost effective process. 4. It must be a system without a positive action enforcement process. 5. Must be as accurate as possible.

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  • Is there such a thing as a victimless crime?  If a thief robs a Bank, aren’t all the customers and the Bank victims? Can anyone point to any kind of a crime that is not with a basic lack of respect for the other members of society?  In recent years States have enacted “Hate” Crime Laws or enhancements to sentences.  Isn’t the act of committing a Crime an act which lacks respect for the other members of a society.  How does it change when you call it: For the Crime of the Hate?

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  • Or should there be prisons? There was one video I saw on You tube but I cant find it, stating “No prisons in a Free society.” If everyone carried guns, would we even need State/Federal prisons? I believe you should have private institutions like extended care living facilities that could be charity based, to look after so called, “criminals.” My idea, was that you can have one that looks after each-type-of-crime. Such as, having one facility for violent criminals, another for sex criminals, and another for theft. That way, each category can be examined separately instead of throwing them in all-together which is a festering danger. If any of you can help me find information on no prisons in a free society., please let me know. Videos are always great and easy.

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  • In a stateless society, there is no monopoly on criminal justice that can grant immunity from prosecution to a minor criminal in order to get testimony that can convict a major criminal. One court company could grant immunity, but then another could use the minor criminal’s testimony to pursue a case against that person. Is there a way to make this work, or would a stateless society have to seek justice without the evidence gained from immunity grants?

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  • A good article on how the legal system is a weak service even though it consumes resources, employees thousands and controls millions. http://www.vox.com/2016/1/13/10737742/husband-rapist I saw and experienced the cold and clinical way “justice is served” to victims, families, and communities. At the end of it, after enormous pain and loss were expressed in victim impact statements, remorse and confusion were expressed in Jason’s statement, and the facts of the assaults were reviewed by the judge, all that happened is that one person was sent to prison for the rest of his life and everyone else was just sent home. It was indescribably empty, with no peace or healing to be found. That was something, it seemed, we would each have to find on our own.

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