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Australia or jail - which was worse?

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British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.

Researchers are now examining whether jail or transportation was more effective at preventing reoffending.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-25487329

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Makes you wonder which would be more effective today.

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Makes you wonder which would be more effective today.

I've been to Oz, but not jail, so that's a very hard question to answer.

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Ugh, I'll take jail.

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World's most poisonous snakes, spiders and jellyfish. Kangaroos that have six packs, wombats that could gut you with 1 swipe and kookaburras that only seem to laugh when you make a mistake.... If I was in England back then I would 100% take jail but here I am stuck in good ol' Aussie.

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World's most poisonous snakes, spiders and jellyfish. Kangaroos that have six packs, wombats that could gut you with 1 swipe and kookaburras that only seem to laugh when you make a mistake.... If I was in England back then I would 100% take jail but here I am stuck in good ol' Aussie.

Don't forget the Sharks,Barracudas and other nasties when you go to the beach.
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I'm not sure If my ancestors were given the option....

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Don't forget the Sharks,Barracudas and other nasties when you go to the beach.

That's why they swim so fast and get all the medals at the Olympics..

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That's why they swim so fast and get all the medals at the Olympics..

Didn't you know that while training the trainers throw baby great whites, barracudas and box jellyfish into the pool, it's much more effective and safe than trying to find all 3 of those in the same spot in the ocean. Honestly I thought this was common knowledge.

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That's why they swim so fast and get all the medals at the Olympics..

Similar reason as why african countries have best runners.

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IIRC, in British jails they also prayed - at length - over the convicts. That'd be a tie-breaker for me.

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Didn't you know that while training the trainers throw baby great whites, barracudas and box jellyfish into the pool, it's much more effective and safe than trying to find all 3 of those in the same spot in the ocean. Honestly I thought this was common knowledge.

I'll never forget swimming at Cronulla beach one day , out along way , when the shark siren went off ....

I swear I would have beaten Michaael Phelps over that last 200 meters back to the shore ....

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Jail/gaol keep this place for me and my family thanks :whistle:

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This is a page of court records for my home town...The only place for these desperate criminals was a penal colony the other side of the world.

After all stealing bones,a pig or two spoons would have meant a hanging a few years before.

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Rabbit stealing? 14 years? lol

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Ugh, I'll take jail.

You come from Detroit, and you say "Ugh" to Australia?

Mate, you don't know what you're missing.

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You come from Detroit, and you say "Ugh" to Australia?

Mate, you don't know what you're missing.

Cirrhosis and sunburn?

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Makes you wonder which would be more effective today.

Problem is we all ran out of land we can take away from the aborigines.

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British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.

Researchers are now examining whether jail or transportation was more effective

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my money's going on hanging as being the most effective.

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not easy, reoffending, when you're dead...

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British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.

Researchers are now examining whether jail or transportation was more effective at preventing reoffending.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-25487329

Jail, ya silly git.
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Many people died on the way to Australia with outbreaks of diseases. Even once they were in Oz people were badly treated. It wasn't just convincts that went there but also soldiers and prison guards, with their families.

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Takes me back many years to when I was considering emigration to Australia.....

We almost did when I was a kid. My parents had it all arranged and we were ready to go, then as the time got nearer they had second thoughts for various reasons and ended up changing their minds. We had relatives who had already gone there and the idea was to join them.

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You come from Detroit, and you say "Ugh" to Australia?

Mate, you don't know what you're missing.

Which bit, the psychotic wildlife, the homicidal weather or the began human inmates?

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Which bit, the psychotic wildlife, the homicidal weather or the began human inmates?

Did you mean vegan, bogan or both? :-)

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