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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Could not agree more.
What's that old African proverb...
"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth" - African proverb
In business and in life it makes more sense to bring people in and get them on your team then it does to create enemies and opposition parties to your goals.
Why doesn't this apply on a societal level as well?
originally posted by: schuyler
Prison is not about "Fixing" anyone. It's about punishment and keeping idiots off the streets. To claim that all prisoners are mentally ill or that all prisoners come from broken homes, THEREFORE they are not responsible for the crimes against humanity they commit is simply liberal lunacy. If they truly want to "turn their lives around" they have the opportunity to do that. Most do not because they prefer a life of crime. If they have no respect for their fellow humans in society, why should society respect them? By and large they did not get there by accident.
"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons." -Fyodor Dostoevsky
For 19 days, inmates across at least 17 states plan to refuse to work, with some also refusing to eat,
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: schuyler
Prison is not about "Fixing" anyone. It's about punishment and keeping idiots off the streets.
Based off that statement, do you believe all juveniles guilty of a crime should be tried as an adult?