Sunday, November 14, 2010
Stuff & Lucy
NOTICE: LUCY REPORTS SHE IS ALIVE AND WELL, But being held hostage by Norton! (Norton is a Racoon!) She is having problems getting on her BLOG!
I was reading the other day about some inmates complaints. Cells were too small,not enough privacy , access to computers too limited and not enough exercise.
My mind went to sailors aboard ship. Sailors sleep 24 men in the same space of most cells. Most prisons are larger than the smaller ships, and that doesn’t even count the submarines.
I don’t have the answer to rehab’ing prisoners, I wish somebody did. But it seems no matter how much we spend on prisons and treatment for criminals, they are back in the system in just a few months. It is a mentality thing I guess. I saw an interview in one of the Max-security prisons. The reporter interviewed men who were in jail for robbing banks. The prisoner stated to the reporter, “I am a bank robber. That is my profession. It is a job just like yours as a reporter. Now, I admit being a bank robber has it’s draw backs like me being here in prison, but that is just one of the hazards or side effects of my profession.”
“When you get out, what do you plan to do?”
Inmate, “I’ll rob a bank of course, didn’t you hear me, that is my profession. But next time I will plan better. I am doing a lot of planning while here. Getting some real good advice. I think next time will be different!”
I know you can’t do it, but sometime I think we should just shoot a guy like that. He is never gonna blend in with society. He is always gonna be a thief.
The interview went about the same with several inmates. Kinda makes you proud of our way of accepting criminals, feed ‘em for a few years. Then turn them loose to do it all over again. There should be a better answer. Education? Maybe. But it would have to be different than we are doing it today.
Maybe if we had an island to put them on. Give them seeds to plant and grow … set up their own laws, oh well maybe something………..
Can you tell I ain’t feeling well? Hahahahahahaha
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