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Originally posted by drwizardphd
Maybe we should give their system a shot. Treat humans like humans, instead of prisons being de facto criminal factories like they are today.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Most people are in prisons because of a lack of education, training, and mental illness.
A warden started a jail in California. He noticed 75% of offenders ended up back. he got rid of solitary confinement, and started massive counseling and education services. He treated it less like a jail and more like a rehab.
His return rate dropped to 30% and he started getting awards for his efforts.
Originally posted by rcwj1975
I would be fine with a jail like this here in the US as long as they bring back inmate work crews. I have no problem with them being treated ok, but to provide them with ....
So as long as 8 to 10 hours of their day is committed to WORKING in some aspect to benefit society, NOT just themselves, then I am ok with it.
EDIT TO ADD: A facility like this would be for low level crimes ONLY. Forcible Felonies (rape, murder, child molestation, aggrivated assault/battery)...they get a 5x5 brick room and a stainless steel pooper.....and the only flat screen they see is the one in the tower while the C.O.'s enjoy the game.
[edit on 5/2/2010 by rcwj1975]