More-Effective, Humane Ways to Punish Military Prisoners
BEWARE: MILITARY PUNISHMENT
Do you remember the hub I wrote about, “Things Not to Say While in a Police Interrogation?” I did that one because, in all truthfulness, police interrogations are very tough. They have to be tough enough and well-within the legal boundaries to gather necessary information to solve serious crimes. Although I applaud the police for their dedicated efforts, I personally, have no desire whatsoever to be interrogated by the local police, state authorities, the F.B.I. and C.I.A.
But there is one government institute that rates “excellent” and wins the blue ribbon every time when it comes to interrogation. Just the thought of being jailed and interrogated by this organization can put chills on the spine of those who are in its membership. I need to tell you who I am talking about: The U.S. Army, that’s who. I had to tell you because I need to move on.
Name that show
Ralph Meeker starred as Sgt. Steve Dekker, U.S. Army provost sergeant stationed in Honolulu, working for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division.
Dekker's job was to first, investigate criminal complaints placed against military personnel and make sure that the soldiers were really guilty or not of committing the crime they were accused of.
In short, Dekker wanted to stand-in for the accused soldier so he, the soldier would get a fair shake.
THE MILITARY IS NO-NONSENSE TOWARD RULEBREAKERS
The Army does not play games with soldiers who cause unneeded trouble for civilians, other soldiers, communities, the police and other authorities, innocent citizens and political figures. The Army does not discriminate against these “slackers” in uniform who think they can just “skate” through training and do as they please. These “bums” are to do their best at every level the Army gives them to be better soldiers to be able to help defend our allied countries as well as our own country.
“Slackers” who cause trouble in or outside an Army base can expect treatment without “kid gloves.” They are treated like the criminals that they are. They get arrested by muscular M.P.’s, jailed, then interrogated. And if found guilty by a J.A.G. (Judge Advocate General) court, they are sent back to jail for a said time and they will serve every day of the pronounced sentence.
But this is a new day with new ways to do things with little or no harm to anyone. I am going on record to say that the conventional way that the U.S. Army has been dealing with troublemakers, hard-heads, loud mouths, and “booze hounds,” does not work effectively. The punishments are not stern enough. Although I am guessing, I tghink I have struck a nerve here. For I have found some ways of punishing those in uniform who find themselves in jail serving a sentence that was designed to straighten them out that WILL work. I entitle this work:
More-Effective, Humane Ways to Punish Military Prisoners
Do you believe that the current style of punishment for military prisoners is too tough?
- Force the criminal soldier to sit in his air-conditioned barracks and read his favorite comic books.
- Serve the offending "G.I. Joe," his choice of Ribeye or T-bone steak or Maine Lobster and other delicacies for his meals.
- If the troublemaker-soldier has a hot girlfriend, she is allowed to spend time with him to cause him to think in the right way and just see what he will lose if he continues his wayward ways.
- Serve the guilty soldier his choice of any tasty dessert from any country in the world. It is tough thinking (on a full stomach) about what trouble you will cause when you get out of jail when all you want to do is sleep.
- The guilty soldier can serve his sentence by watching his favorite television shows or all of the hit movies that Hollywood releases.
- Absolutely no handcuffs, shackles or jailhouse bars for the condemned soldier. No sir. This old-outdated fashion of punishment is obsolete.
- The soldier serving his sentence must be able to move about inside and out of his barracks to get healthy exercise and fresh air which will lead to him doing better when released.
- All-pro wide receiver, for the Detroit Lions, Calvin "Megatron" Johnson, is the chosen-pro-athlete to come visit the soldier prisoner to keep his spirits high. Other celebrities to peform such duties are: Jessica Alba; Clint Eastwood; Nora Jones and David Letterman.
- The military prisoner will receive FREE ringside tickets to the Manny Pacquiao verses Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr., fight coming up in May 2015. As a psychological-bonus, the Army prisoner can take up to six other Army prisoners to the fight as his guests. All expenses paid by the Army.
- The prisoner will be expected to get at least ten hours of sleep per day.
- The Army prisoner will not be forced to confess to anyone who was helping him wreck the bar he was in and steal two diesel trucks that were sitting on a carlot for display.
- The Army prisoner will be provided a brand new Corvette convertible to take out on rides anytime he chooses. This is probably THE roughest form of punishment the prisoner can receive and to make it even more harsher, the prisoner is to bring himself back to his barracks at sundown.
- The military prisoner will be let out for two weeks at Christmas, New Year's, Fourth of July, and depending on lenfth of his sentence, he will be eligible for a two-week personal vacation, all expenses paid by the Federal Government,
- Each year when Americans file their Federal Income Tax, each American will send this Army prisoner a check for $1,000.00. to help make his prison-stay easier to bear.
- Two times each month, the soldier prisoner will be allowed to go to the nearest town and buy himself four new suits of clothing at the local men's clothing store all paid for by the U.S. Army. The Army's thinkng is: "A well-dressed soldier prisoner will be more apt to be rehabilitated at a faster rate than a soldier prisoner who is just tossed into a cold, rank jell cell.
- At the end of the Army prisoner's sentence, he will be given a choice of going home and coming back to re-enlist anytime he wishes or just go home for good plus he will be given $20,000.00 to help him start his life over.
I doubt that any hardened-military prisoner could withstand "this" punishment.