Just A Post About Prisons...
Originally posted by gortex
Prison rarely works for anyone , it's an outdated concept that's based more on retribution than any concept of changing a person for the
Doesn't it more depend on the type
1. I believe prison works, and in two ways: First as a physical barrier between the criminal and the public. If this is what we want, then we need
only replicate, the average concentration camps design.
2. A place where they can...
A: Brush up on their education (like when a 40 year old man, doesn't know lessons they only teach 8 year olds).
B: Learn new skills, anything that will create a job, away from crime.
C. Grow to like interests such as books-religion-philosophy.
However what we have in the UK is expensive system. That's overcrowded, so it's not really a place for reform, as courses are cancelled, and the
whole system is struggling.
We therefore have the problems of a concentration camp (i.e. it only as a cage-barrier) but with the additional
problem of our prisons,
costing, far, far more than any concentration camp, design!! See America's toughest Sheriff...
The total cost to Arizona taxpayers was just £55,000 ? compared to the typical £20million price tag for a modern British jail.
Whick makes Joe public think: "Why not throw them into a work camp, reduce costs and provide money e.g. for state schools, whilst at the same time
increasing penalties for any kind of reoffending". I agree with public, because I do not believe it costs £37,500 a year to feed, food, to a man
in a concrete pen. uk.reuters.com...
It would be far, far better, ethically and for the economy
, if prisons actually reformed people into people who pay tax's. Even if it wasn't
finachially justified, the moral arguments for reform could explain a £37500 price tag.
I believe prisons should be more like Victorian boarding schools, e.g. places with cold water, dull food, but an excellent education.
you have a low cost, physical barrier, and high expenditure on education-job skills.
Far better than worst of both worlds, we have today. I personally find it "offensive-infuriating" that money forced to pay the government is used to
provide e.g. burglars, free Meat
to eat, killed from e.g. Battery Chickens
. I hate the politicians, and their ideology
After all; if I don't eat battery chicken on moral grounds, then why the hell should they? (Even if the morals, came from government Ministers,
rather than criminals themselves).
[edit on 090705 by Liberal1984]