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One-Size: A Need for Prison Reform

Obamajustinks Wrote: May 07, 2013 11:02 AM
As a career prison guard, I feel qualified to comment that crime can be significantly reduced by bringing back corporal punishment. Our worst inmates consider our relatively comfy prisons to be "part of the job". They understand only domination, and will repent ONLY when punished. Trust me.
Delta Wrote: May 07, 2013 7:09 PM
You, Sir, I believe. And while you're at it, get rid of all their "comfies."
45caliber Wrote: May 07, 2013 11:29 AM
I agree. In fact, a study was done years ago in Maine to determine what could be done to reduce recidivision. The study by a psychotrist was that the ONLY way to insure that you didn't get repeat offenders was to make things so hard on them in prison that they didn't want to go back - and therefore were careful to commit no further crimes. From experience (as I'm sure you will agree) most criminals have a totally different way of thinking about crime and punishment. Being locked in jail is only a vacation. As one local criminal stated, "Why should I want to get out? I have three good meals a day, I have a bed, I have clean clothes I don't have to buy, I have my 'ho in the next bed, and I have you fools (guards) to wait on me!"
Fooling Wrote: May 07, 2013 11:12 AM
Agreed. But who cares about the idiot who just smokes a joint now and then? Seriously . . . . this article is right in many regards.

As a former prosecutor, I am not exactly soft on crime. But there is abuse in the system.