posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 06:56 AM
Originally posted by kickoutthejams
if its part of a joined up thinking basis for rehabilitation then yes. Lack of money in prisons will mean perhaps other (more distasteful) forms of
trade would take it's place.
I like this line of thinking.
It certainly would be a better incentive to 'up the pay scale'; (possibly?) deterring the con from the deviant underground rings he/she could be
And with that in mind, the moral factor would jump up a few notches. Mabey? What about better productivity?
Picture the inside of the prison system as a 'microcosm' of our outside world. What factors would enhance prisoners' performance?
Mind you, we have to take in to account that there are so-called 'hardened hardcore players' behind bars, that may never change their behavior
patterns for the betterment of all.
I'm focussing on the 'lesser of the evils', those who have provided possitive proof towards future re-involvement within society. We all know that
one day, some
of these cons will emerge from under their dark rocks that they crawled under, (hopefully) have turned over a new leaf on what is
acceptable and legal
in their priorities of their life.
I'm not avocating awards/prizes for bad behavior. Don't get me wrong! A favorite saying in jail: "Everyone's innocent in here...didn't you
know?" Face the facts. These people are in prison for a good reason or two! I totally understand this.
Club fed...club med? hmm.. A lot of tax payers dollars keep the perverbial 'roof over their heads', 'food on the table', and 'cable tv'. Ect.
ect, ect. Not much of a push to get people off their butts and 'earn' these things. The state provides for all.
How about we take away some privelages like cable? Make the cons pay for their cable?