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Originally posted by LA_Maximus
Anyone ever read Starship troopers? In one part he talks about punishment for crimes...and if a child committed a crime, His father would be whipped right besides him.
Maybe thats not such a bad idea.
Originally posted by boogyman
Not a pretty picture but you can thank the "tough on crime" era for abuses such as this. Thanks to the tough on crime propaganda saturation a nonemotional logical perspective on prison abuse has been impossible to achieve in America.
What should we do with them stone them, chop of their hands, hang or execute them, make them do hard labor.
You bring it up to the average american and they say that because they are prisoners they deserve it and they should have thought of that before they broke the law.
That's what it boils down to. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. There are alot more people that grew up under the same condition that live their lives as good hard working people. They don't steal, rape or kill. These animals chose to victimize someone else.
Whenever an attempt at prison reform has been made it gets shouted down by politicians eager to appear tough on crime and to not appear to be supporting criminals.
Politians say one thing do something else all the time. Most of them should be in prison.
Thanks to a certain political element in America that shall remain nameless actually appearing to care about the rights of prisoners became an act of political suicide.
Well all of these poor souls have rights. Probably more rights then free citizens in most other countries.
Only recently with the passing of the "Tough on Crime" hysteria has serious discussion of prison conditions been possible. Notice how prison rape has been a part of american culture for decades appearing in countless jokes and skits in countless movies and tv shows. Its almost been accepted as a fact of life in America that anyone not in fighting shape will become someones "bitch" in jail. Yet it was only in 2003 that a serious preventative step was taken with the passing of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
Again you're in a zoo full of savages. If your in there you deserve what you get especialy if you're a rapist or pedofile.
The fact of the matter is that prisoner abuse is widespread in America and the American populace have sanctioned it through the tacit approval of silence and acceptance. We allow it because we feel they deserve it.
Well I know that our prisons are better then 95% of prisons outside the US. I am sure they are not as plush and nice as the prisons in western europe or Canada but they are good enough for the animals housed in them.
Originally posted by Creep Thumper
My unit houses 50 to 60 mentally ill inmates, mostly baby-rapers and murderers. A regular shift means I work it with one officer under my command. We're a maximum-security facility, so this ratio is, statistically, pretty good compared to much of the US. Our count would be higher except that half the unit is designated as segregation.
Originally posted by shots
Are you allegeing you guard 50 plus using only two men??? Something smells rotten in Denmark.