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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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#46    Bonecrusher


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:35 PM

There's quite a list of options here.
Though nothing about penal colonies on the Moon.
I've gone for treating different criminals differently.
The punishment should fit the crime.
But I'm also opting for preferential treatment amongst the inmates.
So if your in for a short stretch your name should be first on the list when it comes to rehabilitation.
If your a brutal lifer instead of the usual work preparation stuff they should be taught how to curb their violent impulses.
They can then move onto the next level in the workshop if they succeed.
However carpentry isn't going to help when you get released at 70 years old.
If you wanted to be harsh without being cruel all inmates would have no choice but to work.
But it would be  topsy- turvy world without prisons and not much fun for law- abiding citizens.

Edited by Medium Brown, 07 March 2013 - 01:37 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

it should not cost more to keep a prisoner then it does to keep an o.a.p. make so when they come out they dont want to go back.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

Recidivism is not caused by prisoners wanting to go back.

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