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Etymology: L, in, within, carcerare, to imprison
to trap, imprison, or confine, such as a loop of intestine in an inguinal hernia. See also hernia.

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Q. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. Family and friend assumes that he is bipolar, but as yet he is not been diagnosed. He has answered yes to all the questions in a questionnaire to indicate bipolar. Bipolar do commit murder often and would he have been manic when he did it?

A. It is not uncommon for someone suffering with bipolar to commit crimes, mostly this happens in a manic state. His family can talk to his lawyer about getting him a pychological evaluation, if he is dagnosed bipolar they can begin to treat him. He will still be responsible for his actions but they can work with him to make him better. Good luck

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Figure 4 shows that in 1995, incarcerating an additional offender led to 28 avoided crimes.
DiIulio and Piehl emphasized that drug dealers are easily replaced, so "the best estimate of the incapacitation effect (number of drug sales prevented by incarcerating a drug dealer) is zero.
But during that time, federal reimbursements for incarcerating criminal aliens in state prisons and local jails dropped from $550 million to $280 million.
Nationally, the annual cost of incarcerating a younger inmate is about $25,000 compared with the almost $70,000 a year required to house and care for an elderly prisoner.
Bush's fiscal 2002-03 budget calls for eliminating the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which this year is paying $217 million to California law enforcement agencies - including more than $50 million to Southern California counties - to help offset the cost of incarcerating 14,492 undocumented felons.