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Friday, May 8, 2020

Prison Reform

Prison life is unpleasant and dangerous. These places are populated by corrupt guards, violent criminals, gangs, and sexual perverts of every stripe. On top of that, prisoners are bored, restless and sex starved. Under these circumstances, just how livable can you make a prison? You provide inmates with three meals, access to television, exercise equipment, recreational space, in-house prison jobs, a library, and health care. There are a lot of people who are not in prison who have less than this. What are the prison reformers going for--paradise? Here's an idea, if you don't want to experience prison, obey the law. A lot of people manage to get through their entire lives without committing crimes that call for prison time. If prison life becomes almost as good as life outside the walls, what will deter people from breaking the law? Have we forgotten that criminals should be punished for the damage they do to society? 

1 comment:

  1. I can't help feeling a bit cranky- I'm in pretty rotten health... I can't afford health insurance for myself, but as a taxpayer, I'm paying for health care for all kinds of criminals!

    If I have another heart attack, what am I gonna do? No, I am NOT feeling sorry for myself... well, maybe just a little wee teensy bit.