F -. You know that the USA has the highest incarceration rate in the entire world, right? Do you suppose that this is because we have more criminal type persons?
If so, then one must then explain that supposition.
The facts are this: People like Dick Cheney heavily invest in corporations like GEO, and the Vanguard Group. Those sick entities make a profit by building prisons, and they use that profit to pass tougher laws - to increase the demand for more prisons.
It's a vicious cycle of corporate vampires warehousing human beings for money.
It's ALMOST as absurd as inventing reasons to bomb little brown people in far away lands under the pretext of "terrorism."
I sometimes wonder how many people would be willing to tour the prison system to see for themselves what goes on there .At,least to view the circumstances prisioners live under to some extent.I'm guessing some would even want to experiance it for a day ,just so they can write about it.
Yes, I did hear that America has the highest incarceration rate of any industrial country. And some prisons are empty and others are overcrowded.
I give it an A+ in turning innocent people, soft criminals, and perpetrators of victimless crimes into hardened psychopaths and murderers.
F: It's no longer a prison system, but used as a Soviet styled work camp for corporations.
The grade you give it would depend greatly as to what your expectations are from it. If one is looking for a system that rehabilitates, then the grade might be low but it also might be undeserved in that many who are in prison care little for the concept of rehabilitation. They contend that they are "innocent of the crime" and are falsely imprisoned. A few might be but I doubt that is the case with most. My dad always told me that we could put people into a room and we could fill it with information of any type or variety and serve it up in every fashion but in the end, the people in that room had to want to learn and be willing to do so. Otherwise, the effort was just a waste of time. I don't have the answers for what prison should be but i don't think it should be like a day in the park. When we do the crime, we do the time, and hopefully, the place we did the time in was distasteful enough that we don't want to go back there ever again. WB
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