There is a big problem in our society today. Prisons are full of people who have done illegal acts such as Murder, Rape, Abduction, Assault, etc...
Ok, so we have all the bad people locked up in a cage, thats good, right? Wrong.
In prison you get 3 square meals a day, living quarters, athletic/exercise equipment, a library, medical care, and a recreation room which might have
a television or other entertaining things.
Does that sound like a punishment to you? It sounds like heaven for a guy down on his luck without a penny to his name. To him, it probably would be
a slice of heaven, but for us taxpayers? Do you want to spend your taxes to give the good life to these muderers, rapists, and abusers? I sure would
not. This brings me to my vision of a replacement for the current penal system that the USA uses.
My plan only deals with those who have committed a violent crime ( Abuse, Sexual assault, Assualt, Murder, Rape, Robbery, Child Abuse, and Aggravated
These are the worst of the worst when it comes to criminals. These people have physically, emotionally, and mentally damaged another human being. No
jail time should be allowed for them, it must be Execution or Plan B. Plan B is what I think we should do to these monsters
Send all the violent criminals to an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, at least 1000 miles from another landmass. Build a fence/wall about
50 feet offshore that surrounds the entire island to prevent any escape. Insert prisoners. Thats it, its as simple as that. If they want to hurt
society and expect society to pay for their crimes, we should just kick them out of society. Once prisoners are on the island, we MUST ignore them.
No cameras, no spy-planes, no nothing. They are on their own now, they could be building an advanced society of peace or having tribal wars, it
doesnt matter to us. Essentially, we are forcing them to punish (or reward) themselves, since the level of society they will enjoy will depend on
their level of cooperation with each other.
This is not Cruel and Unusual punishment, since it is what they make of it. It could be better than what we enjoy in the US now, but we wouldn't
know! And that is the important thing, we MUST not discover what they have done with themselves. If we knew what was happening, then, depending on
what happened there things would have to change. If the prisoners de-volved into torturing each other and fighting all the time, then we would be
seen as brutal, and it would be cruel and unusual punishments, even if the prisoners are doing it to each other. If they have formed a good
civilization with toilets and peace, then we would be seen as rewarding prisoners for evil deeds. Either way, once people got wind of what was going
on on the island, they would demand it be closed and protest.
Right, so we have all the violent criminals on an island where they have to take care of themselves and are no longer a drain on us and our tax
As for those who do non-violent crimes, there is no way to deal with them other than fines and restriction of certain liberties.
Review: The judicial system would no longer sentence you to lifetime in prison (or maybe not even execution) , but that option would be replaced with
"the Island". There, you might live or die, and life will be what you make of it. Nobody will interfere with you except when new prisoners are
sentenced. There will be no escape from this island, and the only thing you know for sure upon entrance is that you will die there.
Of course, this has a very low chance of ever being enacted, but if you never have a Plan B, you will be unprepared when the time calls for one.
So does anybody have any other "Plan B's"??
Any comments or additions to my Plan B would be appreciated.
And, this is my first thread, so if there is anything wrong, you can chalk it up to me being a beginner