posted on May, 3 2006 @ 05:19 PM
First, recall Jesus said, “If you visit those in prison, you have visited me.” I would take it ‘visit’ means more than dropping by for a spot
of tea. Jesus also said if I’m naked, you clothe me, if I’m sick, you nurse me, if I’m hungry, you feed me. You know the routine.
Next, I do not know the exact number, but I’m sure that most prisoners will be released back into the civilian population. It makes no sense to me
to abuse, to mistreat, to degrade, to deprive any person of the basic decencies of life for many years, then expect him (or her) to return to
“duty” as if nothing untoward had happened to him.
Thirdly, some of you posters have actually implied you hope the poisoner will receive unwelcome perverted sexual abuse and mistreatment while in
prison. Gang rape. Yes, the law accepts that a man can be raped, too. Frankly, I’m always a bit suspicious of advocates of sex as a form of
punishment. It carries a lot of heavy stuff with it which I’ll not elaborate on here.
Sorry to disappoint you, but because the ACLU and several public defender’s offices have pushed several such cases to multi-million dollar
settlements, most states now try to assure the safety of their charges. As indeed any civilized society would expect. Anyone who wants to know how
bad it can be in an American prison ought to read about Angola. It was not the only prison in America that was run by people straight from hell, but
it went on the longest time and killed the most people. Even outdoing Texas which is hard to do in malefactoring enterprises.
[edit on 5/3/2006 by donwhite]