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unionist
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posted 09 April 2008 02:37 AM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I put this story here, because it relates to both body and soul:

Man robs bank to get into prison

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A man smiled Tuesday as he listened to a prosecutor describe how he robbed a bank on purpose because he wanted to go to prison. ...

While riding in the cruiser, Mr. Long explained he'd been unemployed for years since the plant where he worked closed.

He was hoping to go to jail for a few years to get his Grade 12, which would help him get a better job later on, court heard.



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oldgoat
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posted 09 April 2008 03:10 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nice problem solving skills. It will be interesting to hear what comes of it. Pretty sparse information so far. I suppose that comments will come from predictable quarters about how soft life in prison must be if people do this, rather than how crappy life outside prison must be for some.

Come to think of it, my efforts to get grade 12 (unsuccessful) were rather prison-like.


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bigcitygal
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posted 09 April 2008 03:53 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Could it be that Canada is becoming more like the US? When governments put more and more money into funding privately-run for-profit prisons and decrease spending on public education, including free continuing education for adults who didn't finish high school, this is one, rather exceptional, result.
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scooter
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posted 09 April 2008 07:31 AM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A friend of a friend did that for a few years. He liked it in provincial prisons. He didn't consider it soft but simple. The guy made slackers look like overachievers in his quest for a simple life. I'm still not sure if he cared or understood the lose of his freedom.
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Fidel
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posted 09 April 2008 10:43 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by bigcitygal:
Could it be that Canada is becoming more like the US? When governments put more and more money into funding privately-run for-profit prisons and decrease spending on public education, including free continuing education for adults who didn't finish high school, this is one, rather exceptional, result.

The sad thing is, he'd obtain his grade twelve only to realize it was a job minimum two or three decades ago. Cold war era promises of middle class prosperity were a colossal lie in this country and that one. Warehousing the poor is a huge social program for rich people in the U.S.S.A. Our stoogeocrats and right-wing think tanks guiding them here think we should continue integrating with and tying our cultural and economic future to that mess down there. God help us.


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Bacchus
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posted 09 April 2008 01:27 PM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If he gets more than 2 years (which is likely) he goes to federal prison, not provincial and rather a different state of affairs
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Fidel
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posted 09 April 2008 04:43 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He'll do more time than white collar criminals who've stolen millions from ordinary people. This is the end of him.
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