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Poll: the perfect prison (20 member(s) have cast votes)

what should prisons be like IN UK?

  1. they should be harsh without being cruel (6 votes [30.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  2. they are just misunderstood. So they should make prisons more luxurious for criminals (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. not bothered either way (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. they are just right. (1 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  5. they should let them fend for themselves. (1 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  6. they should treat different criminals differently. the s.erious offenders should be treated harsher than the non violent offenders (7 votes [35.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  7. Prisons shouldn't exist. (4 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  8. they should be cruel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. they should help rehabilitate everyone however evil (1 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

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#1    ali smack

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

What do you believe the perfect prison? I think they should be harsh with criminals without being cruel. I also think they should get rid of playstations, TVs, and any other luxuries. They should in my opinion, have simple food, but not starve the prisoners. They should be made to work in the prison, doing manual work, cleaning and making food. A bit like the Gordon Ramsey show he did about prisoners. The jail terms should be longer for serious offenders such as armed robbers, killers, rapists etc. They should make prisons harsh and unpleasant without being cruel and barbaric. They should drum into the prisoner's heads what they've done is wrong. They should try and rehabilitate those who are worthy of it. And not waste time on those who couldn't care less.

What are other's views?
How should prisons be?


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

I agree with a lot of what you wrote and I also feel they should monitor prisoners much more closely and segregate those who look to be teaching their bad habits, skills, hatreds etc to others...

Gangs should not be allowed to exist in prison - all too often they spill back out into the streets with the connections made in prison...

I do believe that many prisoners could be rehabilitated and could reenter society in a good way and those need to be treated differently - but I also beleve that many will NEVER be rehabilitated, will never want to be rehabilitated, and with those it is a case of protecting society, not correcting the individual...


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

View PostTaun, on 01 March 2013 - 03:48 PM, said:

I agree with a lot of what you wrote and I also feel they should monitor prisoners much more closely and segregate those who look to be teaching their bad habits, skills, hatreds etc to others...

Gangs should not be allowed to exist in prison - all too often they spill back out into the streets with the connections made in prison...

I do believe that many prisoners could be rehabilitated and could reenter society in a good way and those need to be treated differently - but I also beleve that many will NEVER be rehabilitated, will never want to be rehabilitated, and with those it is a case of protecting society, not correcting the individual...
How would you take gangs out of the situation? I mean prison is like any other invironment  where people look to who they would better get along with.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

As a long-serving member of our pub's Flog 'em & Hang 'em Committee, I believe that prison menus should read....'Bread, Water....Cheese on Sundays (if deserved)', and 'rehabilitation' should consist of making big rocks into little rocks!

A prison should be a place that, once released after serving a complete sentence, a criminal would never want to return to!

If you can't do the time - don't do the crime!

Edited by ealdwita, 01 March 2013 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:16 PM

View Postali smack, on 01 March 2013 - 02:56 PM, said:

What do you believe the perfect prison? I think they should be harsh with criminals without being cruel. I also think they should get rid of playstations, TVs, and any other luxuries. They should in my opinion, have simple food, but not starve the prisoners. They should be made to work in the prison, doing manual work, cleaning and making food. A bit like the Gordon Ramsey show he did about prisoners. The jail terms should be longer for serious offenders such as armed robbers, killers, rapists etc. They should make prisons harsh and unpleasant without being cruel and barbaric. They should drum into the prisoner's heads what they've done is wrong. They should try and rehabilitate those who are worthy of it. And not waste time on those who couldn't care less.

What are other's views?
How should prisons be?

I voted for prisons shoulnt exist.

Execute them all!


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

View Postali smack, on 01 March 2013 - 02:56 PM, said:

What are other's views?
How should prisons be?
Like this one (first one)



Edited by Rlyeh, 01 March 2013 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

While I think prisoners shouldn't have it easy I don't think the government should get free slave labor.  Kind of gives you a motive to put more people in prison, especially the non violent and the private prisons will make out like a bandit.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

View PostEldorado, on 01 March 2013 - 04:14 PM, said:

Breaking rocks or sewing mail bags and the rest of the time spent alone, watching reruns of The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie.

And for really heinous crimes, (instead of the death penalty), endless repeats of 'Loose Women'!

"G a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnwan n gef!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".

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#10    Eldorado

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

View Postealdwita, on 01 March 2013 - 04:44 PM, said:

And for really heinous crimes, (instead of the death penalty), endless repeats of 'Loose Women'!

No need for cruelty, Eald.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

There are worse places than Prisons.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 01 March 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:

I voted for prisons shoulnt exist.

Execute them all!
Yes. But isn't that a tad extreme? What about non violent offenders like vandals, shop lifters, joy riders, people who haven't payed there tv licence etc.
Surely they shouldn't be executed.
As much as i'm no fan of criminals. I don't want them all executed. Especially if there not a danger to the public


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

Gangs? Don't let them interact. Too harsh?

I don't think prisoners should be treated cruelly, but some of the things they currently get using the 'human rights' excuse is pathetic. Prison is supposed to be a punishment.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:46 AM

I think prisons shouldn't exist at all and the figuring out if a crime was something that will be repeated or not. So instead of prisons really really good psych wards and death for the people who are habitually violent towards others, and mental help for people who are habitually violent towards themselves.

Edited by Jinxdom, 02 March 2013 - 05:48 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:53 AM

Iso Cubes :)

any fan of the judge dredd comic will know what I am talking about..

basically.. isolation for each person.. be it a month in jail or life.. total isolation :)





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