By definition, prison is punishment. To be confined is to be kept from your loved ones. That is part of the punishment.
The important thing is that the legal elements of most crimes require "Intent." Meaning that the prisoner intended to commit the crime, most of which hurt someone else.
It's become an offensive fad recently to pretend that no one in prison is guilty of anything, pretend that they are all victims of the justice system and that we should feel sorry for their plight.
Last edited by Ray410; 03-19-13 at 01:04 PM.
"After all, you know, there are worse things in life than death. I mean, if you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know exactly what I mean."
Visitation is Right.....which it was decided by the SCOTUS in the Case Block vs Rutherford 468 US 567, 82 L Ed 2nd 438, 104 S Ct. 3227, decided July 3rd 1984.
Although Florida made the Right into a Privilege back in the 80s when all this came into play with the Courts All across the country. Even tho the State Florida did so the visitations are still up to prison officials. Or were.
Anyone interested can look up the State Doc site Vugate.
in my opinion it should be a privilege but i do agree some type of neutral access should always be available, for an example of course a lawyer can always visit, but friends and family are meaningless to me if you cant earn it.
IMO, visitation should be a privilege... albeit one to be lost if you screw up.
I'm not including conjugal visits.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Would any base such visitation on the level of security of the Prison? There are Minimum Security Prisons and Farms, Mediums, and Max Joints.
Some Minimums the inmates are not even locked up.