Still shakin' it Boss....
Still shakin' it Boss....
Lets get 13th century prisons back, so that people live in as awfull conditions as they possible can imagine in prison, see if that helps on prisons being the best place to learn crime
Sarcasm aside , Norway has prisons that looks like nice hotel rooms , and we have , if i remember correctly a reoffending rate of 15% , while the US has something akin to 60% , of course , prison standards is just a small part of it , but its something to think about isnt it ? ..
The thing is that its the confinement thats supposed to be the punishment , not having a horrible time , but being confined and protected from the general society, and ive actually had the oppurtunity to ask a convicted murderer about this (who is serving under extremely lax rules at the moment) and he said that the real punishment is that the system decides everything for you, when you eat, when you sleep, when you work, who gets to visit you and how often and such.
Prisneyland, y'alllll! We got Doritos up in hurrr.
But seriously, this is no surprise to me. I know somebody who went to prison and has cell phone camera pictures of his daily life on his Facebook. Cell phones and drugs are easy to get into prisons. There's criminal rings outside of prisons that are on call and will run up to a prison fence and toss it over. They come up with some inventive ways of smuggling sh!t.
Here's some examples:
Bring back the chain gangs. Put'em to work doin road construction/maintenance, or rent them out to farmers to help in the fields...
Looks like the only place inmates can "volunteer" to be on a chain gang is Arizona....
Just out of curiosity, how many of you have ever worked in a jail or prison?
I like what Sheriff Joe Arpaio did at his jail. They have to sleep out in the open in old military surplus canvas tents.
http://articles.cnn.com/1999-07-27/u...rpaio?_s=PM:USWe took away coffee, that saved 150,000 a year. Why do you need coffee in jail says Arpaio, patrolling the dusty, barren grounds. Switched to bologna sandwiches, that saved half a million dollars a year.
Arpaio makes inmates pay for their meals, which some say are worse than those for the guard dogs. Canines eat 1.10 worth of food a day, the inmate 90 cents, the sheriff says. Im very proud of that too.
Critics rail against harsh conditions in the prison, where temperatures can top 100 degrees.
We still have rights, but they act like were scum, one inmate complains.
Adds Eleanor Eisenberg of the ACLU Sheriff Arpaio has conditions in his jail that are inhumane, and hes proud of it.
Arpaio boasts of his chain gangs for men and women, which contribute thousands of dollars of free labor to taxpayers each month, according to his Web site.
Pink underwear and bedtime stories
Inmates follow strict fashion and lifestyle guidelines. They are forced to wear oldfashioned prison stripes and pink underwear. Prohibited items include cigarettes, adult magazines, hot lunches and television except for his bedtime story reading, a selfstyled literacy program broadcast nightly to the inmates.
The sheriff, who spent more than 25 years in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, including a stint as a special agent in Turkey, has taken justice to rare extremes in other areas as well.