posted on May, 6 2019 @ 05:03 PM
a reply to: dfnj2015
First of all, no, torture for the sake of torture is never OK.
Second of all, I am not convinced this is happening. I served on a Grand Jury in Morgan County back in the 90s, and in Alabama one duty of county
Grand Juries is to tour the local jails. I saw no torture... as a matter of fact, I was pretty vocal about why these criminals were getting foods I
couldn't afford in the off season! Now, that wasn't Limestone, but check a map... it's the next county over.
I have also spent a few days in an Alabama county jail in my youth... nope, no torture. Just can't get out. I thought that was torture personally...
them doors make a sound when they slam shut that sent chills up my spine! I never forgot that sound...
Reading your article, there didn't seem to be much there except speculation on the hitching post/bucket. Someone said this, someone said that... and
all the someones seemed to be those who had a personal grudge against the penal system (jails) or a financial motive. I did notice the article writers
seemed to have a serious gripe against the use of chain gangs... that we have. And that I support. These are criminals. They need to repay society,
and one way to do that is to pick up trash along the road. If they're a flight risk, they get chained together. If not, they'll just be on a prison
detail... I see those all the time. I rarely see a chain gang anymore.
Works for me. That's not torture. That's doing productive work. Don't want to be on a prison detail? Don't get a felony conviction. Don't want to be
on a chain gang? Don't be a flight risk.
As for the hitching post thing, I think that's the result of someone's overactive imagination. Just a little bit of speculative speculation from a
"journalist" who has likely never been to the state to try and garner outrage for the true source of the writer's ire: making criminals actually
I call fake news unless someone can show me some collaboration. Show me enough and I'll investigate. I'm not that far from Limestone.