posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by Bassago
This is not about whether these people
committed crimes or not. It is about how we treat those in enforced helplessness and those of them who are mentally ill. Granted many violent
offenders may not be mentally ill at all perhaps just evil or operating on their basest instincts. Still many thousands of them are definitely
operating in diminished capacity and our treatment of them is outright barbaric.
I suggest volunteering with some type of reintegration program, even if it's only for a week or two. It will totally change the way you think about
The state has thrown the criminal boogeyman in the face of its citizens since a young age, and it's hard to get that mental programming rewritten.
Mind you, the people you will interact with live in a different world, so you need to have your guard up, and not show any signs of weakness or direct
If you are able to, try the same thing in a country like Sweden, (Who treat their prisoners like humans) and see the difference. If the criminal
justice system is breeding criminals, there is a major problem. And the numbers speak volumes about problems…