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Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
Human rights is for humans, period. Not "good" humans, not "wealthy" humans, or "Israeli" humans, or "worthy" humans, but HUMANS, period. If someone is a danger to society, as I said before, they should be separated from society. But even they should be given the chance at compassionate and effective methods of rehabilitation, unless of course they don't want it. If they don't want rehabilitation, and are a threat to society, then sure, lock them up with minimal means for survival. But to spend $40k a year on each prisoner, many whom have the potential to be rehabilitated, to just lock them up in warehouses where violence, aggression and fear are the only means of rehabilitation, is not only illogical, but destructive to our society as a whole. These guys/gals come out even harder, more pissed and ready to do damage than they did before they went in.
Originally posted by Dasher
It's really as simple as "if you don't heal the wounds, they will likely fester."
I am sure that there are numerous ways in which a society can effectually heal most deep wounds of uncivil activity. Ideally, a good judge would apply different methods for different crimes and different personality types, etc.
Nevertheless, bad judgment normally breeds bad judgment.
For judgment to be orderly, it must be considerate.
For judgment to be charitable, it must be effective.