The issue is rehabilitation verses vengeance. Prisons don't have to be a form of punishment anymore than a mental hospital. In fact, the US has cut back funding for mental hospital so much and increased spending for prisons so much we now routinely house the violently mentally ill in prisons because there is nowhere else to put them. Its sick and its sad to see Americans so bent on vengeance they neglect and abuse those who need them.
As soon as those people stop punishing others.
wouldn't it be beautiful if the world thought so?
No. You can forgive someone but they still have to face the punishment of doing something wrong. If there is no penalty for doing wrong then we would be in an even more cut-throat society. There has to be accountability for one's actions.
You are entitled to what you think. While I do believe in positive reinforcement. There incentive of doing well is to know that one has done well.
Dude take your meds...You're losing it again..
A nice thought but not at all responsible.
So...we forgive them. Then they do it again so we do what?
Yeah let's just meet them all at the gates on the way out and suck em off and give them hugs and kisses.
Nope. In fact, everyone should start out in them, and then have to work to prove yourself to be a good person before you're let out into the world! <br />
But seriously, forgiveness is great, but after some of the stuff I've seen...not everyone is fit to be among society. Even if we forgive them, there comes a point where it's the innocent people that need to be considered, not the criminals.
I guess it depends what you define successful as. If prison's don't work because they don't help reform people, then I do agree. But in the sense that they keep dangerous people off the streets, then I think they work just fine. The judicial system however...it has more than it's share of issues...
Actually prisons do work... when a criminal is behind bars the public is safe from him. It's the pipe dream of rehabilitation that's a failure.
I was leaning towards 2 felonies gets you a bullet to the head but, im sure that is an idea.
Compared to the anarchy of rapists and murderers running free killing each other all over the streets.... Yes it is humane
hell. i'l even cook the kiddy fiddlers dinner? oO
did you just admit to kiddy fiddling? ... *sigh*
what if someone killed a family member of yours and the next day they were walking free and possibly planning to do it again? are you honestly saying that they deserve no consequences?
Hell no. We have enough rapist walking free already.
If a person has raped or killed an innocent and there is concrete proof that they have, then I believe they should be killed publicly. Then people would think twice before doing such horrible acts. If you steal something, I believe you should have your pinky finger cut off for the first offense. If you do it again, they cut off two more fingers of their choice.
Honestly I'm tired of this police state we call the U.S. All of our "leaders" like the idea of creating these prisons full of cells or "cages" (as they should be called). I'd like to see all of our world leaders overthrown, honestly I've seen 10 year olds that would govern better. Unfortunately our "leaders" are backed by these large scale military and police forces, so it would be difficult as hell to overthrow them.
The problem is not prison, but what happens when they get out. They have a felony on their record for life. No one gives them a job, no one wants to rent to them. They have little options for any chance in life. They cannot even work at Mc Donalds or Wallmart. A better answer would be some government sponsered work program where they can earn the right to have their record expunged after an agreed amount of years of good behavior so someday they might actually be able to get a livable wage job. All ex cons cannot expect to fair like Dog Chapman or Tim Allen.
A monkey for President?
I like the sound of that!
Someone's behavior after they get out of prison is their responsibility. Just like when they committed the crime, it was their responsibility. They know the consequences of their actions before doing them. Some ex cons decide that they want to live a better life and do so. It is a matter of choice and being responsible with the choices you make.
The choices they have to choose from after prison are very limited. That is all I am saying. It benefits everyone to make sure they do not re enter prison. As far as the choice to do the crime, the time in prison is supposed to be payment for that choice.
should we revisit the death penalty maybe??? Texas is good for it - I love it sorry. Too many people getting out of jail due to over crowding that should never get out of jail period!!!! I can forgive lesser crimes but what about victims rights - have we forgotten them???
Au contraire! We should have death for so many crimes instead of jail. The harsher the punishment the less likely people will keep doing it.
I do and I see too much crime already. Off with their heads!
well that depends on whether what they did is forgivable.. and whether they would be a danger to other people if forgiven.. but i do agree that the prison system needs to be reformed..
No. It's already bad enough out there, regarding murders, kidnappings, rapes, etc. The best we can do is stop the guys/girls we catch. Lock them up forever, if that's what it takes. If someone is willing to harm another, they don't deserve to just be let go.