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Should the moon be used as a prison?


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#1    ali smack

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

I think the moon would make an excellent prison.
If you put the very worst criminals up there. They could never come back.
Think of the money we'd save! Think of how big the moon is. If it was a gigantic prison, it could house a lot of criminals.
Only problem is food,


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Or just shoot then into the sun, if we're gonna waste the rocket fuel, why waste anymore then we have to?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Ill stop stealing chocolate bars for my starving sister I promise. Dont send to the moon. Theres secret alien bases there.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

So it's going to be a lunar version of Strangeways.
But you can't just lead them to fend for themselves.
However you don't need wardens unless the convicts hotwire a passing UFO.
But these prisoners have got friends and relatives who won't be happy when their visiting rights have been stopped.
They are human after all and deserve the privelidges we take for granted.
Besides not all prisoners serve life sentences so how are we going to pick them off the moon?
Not only that but the hardened lags might decide to get involved in the act of leaving.
Same applies when they have flights full of supplies because you can't have them starving.
That's regardless of how heinous they have been to get to this point.
It's also not very cost effective so they are better left off where they are.
It could though have more potential if space travel was part and parcel.

Edited by Medium Brown, 24 February 2013 - 06:00 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Sounds badass actually.

I can see some Bane type character now: ""Sabotaging this shuttle...with no survivors!" and then proceeding to unleash a fleet of prisoners who come to attack Earth...

(sorry, I'm a sucker for cool concepts like this)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

have to agree with Hasina, the money it will cost in fuel will not be worth it. We need the fuel here, do not waste it on numerous trips to the moon.

The money it will cost to build something there which can grow food for them,......yep, sorry, but human rights will make a killing (excise the pun) out of this bit, will just not be worth it.


If they can build something on the moon which can sustain human life and able to grow food....leave the criminals here and I will go instead.

Edited by freetoroam, 24 February 2013 - 06:21 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

I've got a possible solution to the food problem.

They could start eating the surface like it'a chunk of cheese.

When they get to the Moon's core it'll be like Welsh Rarebit.

It just goes to show that urban myth continues to be a inspiration for comedy.

Btw I wouldn't live on the moon myself because I like someplace  with a bit of atmosphere.

Edited by Medium Brown, 24 February 2013 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

No. The Moon will be overpopulated with prisoners. Then what planet is next? Mercury? Venus? Where does it end?


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

We could build a giant catapult and tell criminals that they are being banished to the moon, when in reality, we just fling them a mile into the sky and let them land in the ocean. No fuel required and we get the desired result.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

I would not really care to look up at the moon and know there's a penal colony.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

View Postpallidin, on 24 February 2013 - 07:16 PM, said:

I would not really care to look up at the moon and know there's a penal colony.
But at least they will be out of sight and out of mind!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

The food problem can be sorted easily!

Just give them Findus! (Or the other known by name: horse meat)
Instead of throwing all of that away, just freeze dry it, package it up and put it all in a huge box that reads: For Moon Use Only.
Oh! And fruitcake. The kind that is wrapped up in cellophane and bought only to give as presents on Christmas that is re-gifted the following year.

(I say this all in jest!)

Seriously, I do not think the Moon should be used as a penal colony. Why? Because, I wouldn't want to see our Moon overpopulated as our beloved Earth. It's a slippery slope that kinda creeps down upon you and then it's too late to actually do anything about it when you realise, 'Uh.. we got too many people here.'

So, I say, let's preserve the Moon! Keep it beautiful, Keep it Lunar!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

View PostAsadora, on 24 February 2013 - 09:39 PM, said:


Seriously, I do not think the Moon should be used as a penal colony. Why? Because, I wouldn't want to see our Moon overpopulated as our beloved Earth. It's a slippery slope that kinda creeps down upon you and then it's too late to actually do anything about it when you realise, 'Uh.. we got too many people here.'

So, I say, let's preserve the Moon! Keep it beautiful, Keep it Lunar!

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I'm all for retaining the Moon's purity at this moment in time.
I can imagine the space junk left behind from the Apollo missions will be nothing compared with the debris left over from prisoners.
However if your going to get a state of over- population on the Moon you'll need both female and male prisoners.
Now the OP didn't exactly state that it would be male prisoners exclusively so I still think you've got to segregate them.
Even if this lunar prison had no cells and chains it's going to be pretty difficult to have sex with a spacesuit on.
Because I can't see it being anything like Moonbase Alpha.
Even back on terra firma when they talk about over- population they mean outside the barbed wire.
However ironically the prisons are getting over- populated anyway whichever side your bread is buttered.
Of course an alternative idea would be to send the female inmates to Venus and the men to Mars.
Then they truly will be from different planets.

Edited by Medium Brown, 25 February 2013 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

View PostHasina, on 24 February 2013 - 05:52 PM, said:

Or just shoot then into the sun, if we're gonna waste the rocket fuel, why waste anymore then we have to?
I like the way you think,

I say no dont send them to the moon, there gotta be another way. Plus would people have to pay more in taxes to help pay for the moon prison :unsure2:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

We need to turn more of the worst criminals into worm dirt.

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