And it still isn't anywhere near self sufficient.
Loss of freedom IS the punishment, making doing so "free" to the society that does so removes all consequence from that decision and therefore encourages abuse.
What would keep them from simply locking up anybody who does anything anybody doesn't like?
Prison should be as much like life in the outside world as possible without the liberty and luxuries.
Putting people in a wholly unnatural environment for years ruins most of them. Spending five consecutive hears in prison results in an 85% recidivism rate, regardless of the original offense. People simply adapt to the unnatural system and can't reassimilate.
And a couple months won't fix it.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
It's funny to hear conservatives praise high-cost, low-benefit policies with one breath, and then complain about government deficits with the next.Originally Posted by apdst