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You Use A Word I Don’t Think You Know The Meaning Of…

Now, I’m not advocating unclean, inhumane conditions or torture, or even some current facilities in the U.S. (Angola?), but prison should be something more than denial of freedom – although most penologists would probably say their main function is not rehabilitation (given the recidivism rate) but simply to separate those convicted from potential victims, for a while.

What do you guys think?

h/t Wirecutter


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


13 thoughts on “You Use A Word I Don’t Think You Know The Meaning Of…

  1. That room’s nicer than most of my early apartments, back in the young/stupid/single years. Loss of freedom to come and go? Yes. Inhumane? Not even close.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 12, 2017, 9:21 am
  2. Yeah, what Rev. Paul said, and I’ll add as nice as some motels I’ve had to stay in since then. Not even close to inhumane. Maybe he’s lobbying for a bigger screen TV? Better internet connection?

    Posted by SiGraybeard | March 12, 2017, 9:37 am
  3. Better than my living conditions on a Navy ship… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | March 12, 2017, 10:44 am
  4. Damn. No wonder people are actually committing crimes to get that apartment- and best yet- NO rent!!!

    Posted by thinlingman | March 12, 2017, 10:57 am
  5. My position is that the penal system, especially the death penalty, are not intended to deter crime but instead serves to protect law abiding citizens from those who choose to violate the societal contract.

    Posted by Daddy Hawk | March 12, 2017, 12:28 pm
  6. Hitler wrote Mein Kampf while he was in prison. It seems that his cell was pretty comfy too, and he had a lot of visitors.

    Europe has a long history of SNAFU.

    Posted by BorepatchBorepatch | March 12, 2017, 12:40 pm
  7. He’s lucky he didn’t get a shabby room that has a single chair named “Old Sparky” sitting in the middle of it.

    I don’t believe in being cruel to prisoners. But I don’t feel bad about stripped cells, no TV, or other lack of amenities, either. You are a criminal. You seperated yourself from society. Now do the time.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | March 12, 2017, 12:41 pm

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