"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
The problem is society doesn't care about those who are in prison. We're comfortable with the concept "out of sight, out of mind", not realizing by not putting resources into prisons, all we're doing is continuing to make the problem worse. There are some people who are simply evil, and no amount of assistance will ever help them. But I do not believe that to be the case with most people, even prisoners. But we throw them in jail, for years or even decades, and then act surprised when they get out of jail and are not capable of functioning in society.
The reform has to come in terms of education. Not just book learning, but learning of skills, learning of proper behavior, etc. As I said, some will never reform, but I think most people would prefer to live a better life.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Let them all out, and let society take care of them. One at a time.
Kentucky should have started with Christian County jail. That is the home base for one of the largest privatized extraditing companies. That company makes $100 per day for each prisoner they transport. Average trip from one jail to another is 7 days. They charge the inmate, but most often the taxpayers eat the cost.
Scientific fact: If you took all of the veins from your body and laid them end to end, you would die.
Though I don't really see why we have private prisons in the first place.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
What they deserve is the sentence they got. That isn't the question. What you do with them while they are in there is what creates the kind of person that comes out of there. And when we elect the "tough on crime" person, what happens to those in prison pretty much always creates a worse criminal that comes out. We are waaayyyy backwards in our prison system.