View Poll Results: Which of the following reforms do our prisons need?

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  • Non-violent crimes should not typically result in a prison sentence

    19 51.35%
  • The government should take more action to ensure prisoners don't hurt or rape each other

    26 70.27%
  • The government should take more action to curtail gang activity and racialist activity in prisons

    26 70.27%
  • Drugs should be legalized and all nonviolent drug offenders should be freed from prison

    20 54.05%
  • None; prisoners are sub-human scum who don't deserve even the most basic rights

    0 0%
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Thread: Prison reform

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    Re: Prison reform

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Yes but we also have the highest population of people who finger bang their pets as well. See the correlation? Well do you?
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    Re: Prison reform

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Yes but we also have the highest population of people who finger bang their pets as well. See the correlation? Well do you?
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    Re: Prison reform

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This is a topic that never seems to get much attention, since the vast majority of people in this country have never even been inside of a prison and have little sympathy for criminals. But the conditions in most American prisons are absolutely barbaric.

    Prisoners are beaten by one another every day. They are forced to live most of their lives in tiny little cages, with only a few hours each day for exercise and/or work. They are forced, coerced, or sold into sexual slavery for decades. Gang violence and racial violence is rife in prisons, and spills over into the community at large once the offenders are released (and still have grudges against one another).

    Yet many people seem to think that they deserve whatever happens to them in prison, and that they forfeit the most basic human rights the minute they are convicted of any crime. Many people make light of the situation. Whenever some unlikeable famous person is sentenced to prison, the "Don't drop the soap" jokes are the first thing that come to many people's minds (and I'm not excluding myself). But should we really be making light of their situation? The conditions they face are horrid...probably not all that different from living in Josef Fritzl's basement.

    When convicts are sentenced to prison, rape is not a part of their sentence. But for many of them, it might as well be. This is a clear violation of their 8th amendment rights. Furthermore, the prison rape jokes are not commonplace in any other developed country, so obviously it IS possible to prevent it.

    The entire premise of our justice system is flawed IMO. The default punishment for any serious crime is X amount of time in prison. But that misses the point of prison. They are there A) to be rehabilitated so that they are able to reenter society later on, and B) to be excluded from society to prevent them from endangering others.

    Goal A is such a miserable failure that it's hardly even worth commenting on. Goal B misses the point, because most of the people in prison never posed any danger to anyone to begin with. Does a guy who steals a car, or commits insider trading, or possesses child porn, or drives while intoxicated really need to be excluded from society and sodomized in the ass? Would it hurt society to instead punish them with house arrest, an ankle bracelet, a cash fine, and limited visitation rights?

    IMO prison should be the option of last resort, only for the hardened criminals whose mere presence in the outside world represents a danger to society. And even then, they should be prevented from hurting one another. When the guards allow them to hurt each other, that's really no different than the government hurting them itself.
    If I had my way, we'd open Alcatraz back up, make it truly escape proof, and then, we'd dump all the murderers, rapists and pedohiles in their and let them survive by eating one another.

    Violent criminals do not deserve sympathy.

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    Re: Prison reform

    Quote Originally Posted by rsay33 View Post
    If I had my way, we'd open Alcatraz back up, make it truly escape proof, and then, we'd dump all the murderers, rapists and pedohiles in their and let them survive by eating one another.

    Violent criminals do not deserve sympathy.

    Im not sure if I would say they deserve sympathy but I also believe they are a natural part of things. Reguardless of upbringing and genetics you will always have a percentage that will commit such crimes. These are not exlusive to humans other primates also suffer from this. So while I dont feel like they belong in our society for the betterment of all I dont believe we should just toss them aside to die. But I guess the question would be what to do with them?

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    Re: Prison reform

    What would the Chinese do ?
    The Germans ?
    The Iranis ?
    Its high time that the world accepted this problem and became open about it.
    The world governments should "exchange notes" as to what works, and what does not...
    I imagine this has been tried...with results ??

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