View Poll Results: Prisoners should have access to the following modern technologies...

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  • Internet

    6 17.65%
  • Phone

    14 41.18%
  • TV

    16 47.06%
  • Radio

    17 50.00%
  • Special prison TV and radio programms only

    14 41.18%
  • HiFi stereo

    3 8.82%
  • Personal media player

    6 17.65%
  • Dunno

    0 0%
  • Other

    10 29.41%
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Thread: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    What I'm saying is that most of these guys and gals should never see the light of day again after their conviction.
    Ok thanks for clarifieng.
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    Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    Are electricity and indoor plumbing considered modern technology?

    For education and healthcare, yes.
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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Who says they're supposed to be released?

    Who says they're supposed to be released?
    The wording of my posts indicates that I acknowledge some will be released and some will not.

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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    What technology do their victims have access to?
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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    The wording of my posts indicates that I acknowledge some will be released and some will not.
    None should be released. At least not outside of a plastic bag.

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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    None should be released. At least not outside of a plastic bag.
    So your weigh-in on this debate is to say that there should be three possible outcomes to criminal trials: Not guilty, Life In Prison, or Death Penalty?

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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    Depends on the sentence in my estimation. If someone is serving out a life sentence, then I see little need for technological use outside of phone calls and the occasional news programs/limited radio use. If one is scheduled to be released in the perceivable future, they should be allowed access aimed at keeping them somewhat informed and connected with the outside world in order to aid them in assimilating back into normal life outside of bars.

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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    If prisoners had access to all those things then it's no longer a prison. It's more like a resort.

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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I do not understand the desire to dehumanize prisoners. If we treat them like dirt, why should we expect them not to act like dirt when they're released? Taking retribution on them will only cause them to want retribution against us.
    if i'm not mistaken, they are in prison for treating us like dirt to begin with.... usually through some felonious crime.

    anyways, I think the level of prisoner should determine who gets what...
    low level criminals should get better treatment, as they will most likely be rejoining society and their crimes aren't that serious.
    high level criminals should get 3 hots and a cot... and not much else.
    the only luxury item I would place in their cell is a toilet.

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    Re: Should prisoners have access to modern technologies?

    What prisoners should have access to is education, job training, therapy, counseling and rehabilitation assistance.

    Screw the other stuff and the weights and all the other nonsense.
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