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Originally posted by brukernavn
If you are treated like an animal and have to learn how to fight, lie, and cheat in prison just to survive, how does that make one a better person when they're released into the world?
Originally posted by NowanKenubi
reply to post by LifeIsEnergy
We are wondering about the real effects of rehabilitation, in Canada, at least in Québec.
I think the real prisoners who really make amends and change their ways are way too low as numbers to say it is effective.
Recently, we had a story in the newspaper about a sheriff in the south of the US who was hard on his prisoners.
Making them sleep in tents and eating baloney at every lunch.
We all dreamed how it would be better to have it that way, instead of spending nearly 150 000$ on a prisoner every year, plus giving him/her a salary, allowing them to wed and have private moments with their partners at regular intervals AND giving them WAY MUCH BETTER food than we do our elderly who remained honest and hard working all their lives. I think an elderly is fed at 1.12$ a meal and prisoners' are at nearly 5$...
And I'm not talking about the money they receive if they are injured, even while committing a crime while the victims are left to pay their own bills, ruining literally many.
Human Rights should be primarily for honest people. If the criminal ones decide to trespass laws, why should they be allowed rights? I'm not advocating torture and mistreatment; if we say we are superior morally, we HAVE to act that way, but...
...they should have to really show they deserve to get them back. Now they know what to do and say when they are given the right to get out, before they have finished "paying their debts to society"...
And if you think I'm being harsh, there is a certain number of prisoners who think this themselves, and are furious to see how real lowlifes have it way too easy in prisons.
And they get to be processed quickly at hospitals...