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Originally posted by Gordi The Drummer
I am getting increasingly frustrated by the criminal justice system in the UK, and the numbers of, what I consider to be, inappropriate sentences for crimes committed here.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Its just like prison
A few weeks ago I accompanied an assortment of teenage rogues to a youth club where we punished them by means of video games, snooker, take away food and supervising them in a music studio where they had access to records that extoled the virtues of misogyny, gangsterism and drug abuse.
In the afternoon, I supervised a few of them as they played on a Wi console and a playstation. One of the lads, 17, who was on the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP) for his second time, told me he had no remorse for the students and other innocent young people whom he had violently mugged as they were only 'muppets'. I asked him how he would feel were he violently mugged by a stranger to which he replied "If any c**t did that to me I'd stab them."
Originally posted by lifeissacred
Yes it is a joke, sentences are unnescessarily lenient and prison conditions in some places are extremely comfortable considering it's supposed to be a punishment.
However there is also the issue concerning the effect prison has on people, especially non-violent offenders. What's the use imprisoning someone for minor offences (like low level dealing of or growing cannabis etc) and then releasing them when once they're released they'll have no hope in hell of finding employment because no one wants to hire someone with a criminal record, they'll have a hard time renting a home and in many cases are inveitably forced to rely on benefits as well as resort to crime in order to make ends meet.edit on 30-6-2011 by lifeissacred because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
The justice system is broken but can be fixed by hard work and good people.
A story: A close friend of mine was one of 7 girls aged (9-14) who was violently raped by an evil monster (I refuse to call it a man). The monster was found guilty on all counts and was handed a (can you believe this!) 6 year jail term. After the hearing outrage sweeped through my local town, almost to the point of riot.
After a long and dragged out appeal the monster was resentenced, and given an indefinite jail term. If it wasn't for the locals and the hard work of the DI's involed this monster would be walking the streets again by now.
Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
True story: About 5/6 years ago I received a wrong number text from a guy called "Jimmy". After striking up a very normal conversation I asked him who he was and where he was from. Well.
Jimmy was in prison for armed robbery. He even sent me a picture of his cell, where he had a playstation, CD player, a nice comfortable bed, pretty curtains...
It's crazy that prison is a punishment but its more comfortable than some peoples own homes.