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What's Wrong With Prison ?

Postby holley on Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:26 am

I once worked for Department of Corrections at California Men's Colony in San Louis Obispo, CA and was appalled at the conditions under which inmates lived and how they were treated. The animals at San Diego Zoo were treated better.


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Re: What's Wrong With Prison ?

Postby RelaxandRejuvenate on Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:52 am

HOw do you suggest someone who raped your teenage daughter be treated?
Smithers: "Sir, I'm afraid we have a bad image, people see you as a bit of an ogre." Mr.Burns: "I ought to club them and eat their bones!"
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Reflect or reflex

Postby holley on Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:54 pm

See the video and you'll know and we can then discuss, eh.
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Re: What's Wrong With Prison ?

Postby RelaxandRejuvenate on Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:23 am

Nice dodge on the question

I dont care what the video shows, Im asking your opinion of the proper punishment of a rapist who preys on children
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What is it to be human

Postby holley on Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:35 am

If you viewed the video and explored their system you have the the answer. This additional thread gives a broader treatment of the topic https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... ike-people

I'd be interested to hear: 1) your perspective on the effectiveness of treating criminals as Norway does and
2) what you have to say on the 2 questions you posed, as it might make an interesting contrast.
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Norway

Postby holley on Sun May 28, 2017 10:57 am

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Re: What's Wrong With Prison ?

Postby holley on Tue May 30, 2017 10:04 am

Too many prisons make bad people worse. There is a better way

http://www.economist.com/news/internati ... abetterway
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Tragedy of Mass Incarceration

Postby holley on Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:06 am

"Incarceration has had a limited impact on crime rates. First of all, it is just one of many factors that influence crime rates. Changes in the economy, fluctuations in the drug market and community-level responses often have more pronounced effects.

Second, there are diminishing returns from incarceration. Incarcerating repeat violent offenders takes them off the streets and thus reduces crime. But incarcerating nonviolent offenders has a minimal effect on crime rates.

But incarceration continued to rise even as crime fell, in part because of the public’s demand for a punitive response to crime. Although there is less crime today than there has been in the past, most people are not aware of this drop.

Thus, the fear of crime persists. This often translates into punitive public policies – regardless of declining crime rates and the inefficacy of these laws at preventing crime." See more below:

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politi ... y-minimums
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Treat law breakers like people and the results are in...

Postby holley on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:15 pm

On Bastoy prison island in Norway, the prisoners, some of whom are murderers and rapists, live in conditions that critics brand 'cushy' and 'luxurious'. Yet it has by far the lowest reoffending rate in Europe

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... ike-people
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