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No, I'm not familiar with the inside of a prison, except for what I see in the media, and we all know how reliable that source can be.
If you want rehabilitation, then bring in more doctors and psychiatrists and therapists. Just be aware that it will be manipulated by some who like to play the blame game. It's everyone's fault I committed a crime except mine.
Originally posted by zeddissad
reply to post by Koyaanisqatsi
Something rotten is then somewhere. I'm from Czech Republic, we have experience with cruel conditions for political inmates - but what I see now in US is probably worse than Michel Foucault's night mares. Combination of panopticon and ancient slave regime. Kafka would be satisfied ... (BTW he spent one winter because of his TB in nearby village where I live know)
What is quite compelling: most of (IMO) US posters even on ATS defend US prison industry. I never though brainwashing could be so powerful. I was trained in "reading between the lines" from my childhood, I knew that I need to think freely but I have not to spoke freely - I'll never ever believe that any administration have "good intentions" with "we the people". I was born to cruel and absurd world and I know it - call me paranoid if you want. The term "prison industry" is self explaining.
I'm not disputing your view Koyaanisqatsi, I'm using your post as starting ground. The question is: why in "democratic" country with 300M inhabitants are more people in jail then in "communists" Chine with 1.000M+ inhabitants?
EDIT to add:
I almost sleep know, but I'll return to your link tomorrow. This area is quite important for me because lot of "right wing" politicians here in CZ push things to US model - being it jails or health care. There is no more "American dream" for me, it is American nightmare.
[edit on 9-2-2010 by zeddissad]