a safe prison

I got in a debate with one of my friends about how to make prisons safer. and i think that if you lax things and allowed the prison inmates to have some luxuries like a poster or other things that would be considered "contraband" in hopes to make things more relaxed and peaceful. also i brought up the thought of giving out a regiment of marijuana as a medical relaxer. his is basically the exact opposite idea to mine. so is his idea better or is my idea better and if you have an idea of your own feel free to voice it.

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    You could just kill them. Sorry, I follow a very 'Rorschach' philosophy when it comes to the scum of the earth. Hurm.

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    or you could cover everything/ everyone in sponge :D

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    or even both!!!!! :)

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    no... THIS IS PATRICK!!!!1!!!

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    or bubble wrap

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    that is awesome but i would cost so much money ha ah

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    I think if they kill someone they should be killed because it takes up a lot of money to keep those assholes alive & for wat so they can get out with an even more fucked up mind & more hate. Y should they relax they committed crimes(not all of them as some people get throne in jail for stupid reasons) & letting them "TAKE STUFF" into there cells is not a very smart idea because they could sneak other "stuff" in.

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    Use capital punishment more often, but yes, more luxuries would make prisons a safer place

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    second rule of Fight Club....

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    aaaa aaaaa THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!

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    Loop Twilight on huge LCD screens 24/7. I guarantee reoffending would fall to 0%

    • Ruleb
    • May 11, 2010, 8:22 am
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    alex de large

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    Here's the problem with prisons. They're made to punish, rather than rehabilitate. This is why stricter penalties don't reduce crime rates. So I pretty much agree with this post. Make prisons more pleasant, because happier people are far easier to rehabilitate.

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    or you could just enslave them into manual labor which could boost the economy and if their lifers work em to the grave

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    no prisons at all just shoot them like horses

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    Well it shouldn't just be a party. Include some hard manual labor.

    How do you feel about capital punishment and how do you feel we should punish sex offenders?

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    or we could make them fight to the death and bet on them like horses

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    as far as sex offenders go spread the word about him and let the inmates take care of it. it happens all the time so make it more deliberate and it should get done faster.

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    ..or we could do what they did in Clockwork Orange; that worked right?

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    make them watch nancy grace until they are brain dead

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    ok give them simple luxeries like smokes and others small luxeries while they do work doing thing that could rehabilitade into main stream society and the only reason the sneak it in is because they cant get it in the first place so put the meth heads on methidrone and them give them pot. its a way to make the prisons more peaceful

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    the is just creul

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    lol so u want to drug them to keep them happy but at the same time ur killing them & they r helping society because of the shit that they have done......
    grin - a safe prison
    THAT WORKS!

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    Only use the death penalty if it was 1st degree murder and they confessed.

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    Hey man, first rule of Fight Club....

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    dont talk about fight club

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    Works for me. If you can't sweep the grime, don't do the crime.

    • Ertrov
    • May 10, 2010, 3:56 pm
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    I'm with you.

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    brain dead prisoners are safe prisoners

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    that is true

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    Too many people think that he purpose of prisons is to rehabilitate current prisoners. This is incorrect. The actual purpose of the prison system is to deter future inmates from ever becoming criminals.

    Because of this, prison systems need to stay harsh, scary, and a place you would do everything you could to avoid. If this means working 9-5 every day for 40 years, instead of selling drugs, then you would do it.

    • Albane
    • May 11, 2010, 8:18 am
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    yeah but as time has told us intimidation is not working so if you rehabiltate prisoneers to be functional in the real world then the rate of crime in theory would drop slowly.

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    Everyone I know who has been to prison has described it as a good place, that basically let them get off the drugs they were on, get a GED, and get fat. Not one person has described it as a place they fear going back to, while they do not actually want to go back.

    • Albane
    • May 12, 2010, 8:12 am
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    ok it seems like you just contradicted yourself with that.

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    YES!imagine if we forced them to do work on a factory for say, automobiles,there the unions that are persuading employers to pay them ridiculously too much would have no effect.if the prisoners themselves spent 40+ hours a week working in a assembly line thats 40+ hours a week less they have to stab each other and form gangs. in addtion,after work they will be too exhausted to kill each other off. having inmates produce items that are on high demand would lower the prices of that item,due to the rise of supply.so no longer are taxes going towards the food and health of prosoners,but the profit made off the prisoners would help pay off the countries debt and cover the cost of the prisoners themselves

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    in a way it worked, but it did not help,he became afraid of who he is and instead of being a danger to others he became a danger to himself

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    People are in prison for a reason - they did something wrong and they're being punished. Not capitally punished as I would prefer, but still punished. They deserve no luxuries or freedoms, and if they want to kill each other - let them. They're only doing a favor for the general population outside prison walls.

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    Win. +1 for you. :]

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    You sir, are a cruel cruel man...

    • Dawn
    • June 21, 2010, 5:38 pm
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    in justice name :)

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    You realize, that after all court fee's, proccesses, waiting fee's, and the actual process; it costs more to kill someone through lethal injection then it does to keep them in prison for 35 years.

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    or we could just shoot them
    & ur a lil late on this post

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    true but they could do such more for the outside world if we put them to work instead of a coal mine caving on a few miners the mine could go down on a couple hundred slave wage cons, take a few diamond mines in africa have the cons mine it and we sell it and take 99% of the profits or have them fight to the death and bet on them like boxing.

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    what all the people here who agree with this post are missing is the fact that nicer prisons would attract criminals to them. for example, if a person murdered someone and they were sent to a prison that was extremely painfully harsh and cruel and they were in immense pain each day for 20 years, and another person also murdered someone and that person was sent to a prison that had some posters on the walls of their cells and maybe a tv after they seemed that they had earned it, who do you think is more likely to go and kill somebody again? the guy in pain or the guy who is having some little fun in prison? i think that the guy who is in pain would think twice before he killed someone again because he is terrified to go back to the painful prison he was in last time he committed a crime like murder.

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    or you could torture them by eating BACON right in front of them and make them watch and listen as you say "you will never ever be able to eat bacon again." that would make them beg to get out of prison and do anything so that they can eat bacon again. mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!

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    The point of prison is to punish... Dont allow them to live life comfortably. Lock them in a blank cell with concrete to sleep on and dont left them out until they are released. Prisons are there to first rehabilitate and no one wants to stare at a wall for 2 years with nothing to do. Second prisons are to house criminals not deemed to be safe to society. Why make life nice and comfortable for them? Lock them in a cell with no human contact and they will figure out they fucked up. Or just dig a ditch and shoot them all, but my preference is cells. Buying all those bullets would cost the tax payers millions lol

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    They had some pretty safe prisons in Germany - circa 1942. We should do that with our really dangerous criminals.

    • Albane
    • July 20, 2010, 11:52 am
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    well if they are going to be released into society don't you think that it would be logical to rehabilitate them to function in a productive manner instead of reverting into a criminal nature you said it yourself "Prisons are there to first rehabilitate" and a comfortable atmosphere is key to rehabilitation and reeducation and as for "Lock them in a cell with no human contact and they will figure out they fucked up" this not true to an extent because through solitary confinement the convict with in a devolve into more primal and violent nature making them unsafe for staff to handle. please refer to my other comments for any other explanations.

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    or he would have no regard for human life in the first place and murder anyway weather he was sent through hell or not and on a mental stand point if the convict in the other prison was put through anger management courses and other practices of rehabilitation he would be more likely to not commit a crime like murder again.

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    I agree you have a valid point. I was being a little hasty with saying just lock them in a cell and thats it. I was trying to make my point that making a prison nice and comfortable for the inhabitance should not be the goal or even encouraged. I agree with you that they should go through counciling and classes to teach them how to interact with society outside of jail so they dont fall straight back into crime as soon as they are released. Rehabilitation should come first over punishing. But we cant forget that punishing them has to be still apart of correctional facilities. Not just slapping them on the hand and telling them not to do what they did again, then putting them back in a cell to watch tv and play cards for the remainder of their time.

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    your right and that is why i suggested in an earlier comment that to gain those luxuries they must work for them much like the canteen in normal prisons today.

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    I agree, make them do something useful, then give them down time. As for the death pentalty, I don't care for it. Mainly because the state is essentially commiting a crime to punish a crime. It makes us hypocrites, so I don't like it. Though I understand that some people simply cannot be rehabilitated, something has to be done about them.

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    I agree. I'm sure a couple of bouts of unwanted anal intercourse would teach sex offenders a lesson...

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