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John Russell
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posted 31 March 2004 04:16 PM      Profile for John Russell     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
As I ponder our pathetic justce system with its obvious bias for criminal rights over victems rights, perhaps we should legislate a secondary bill of rights.
The first and current bill of rights would apply those those who respect and follow the laws that govern our society.
The second added bill of rights would aply to those convicted and incarcerated of breaking those laws.

Now I'm all for the basics of meeting human needs, and outlawing cruel and unusual punishment.
But instead of housing the criminal element of our society in expensively run prisons, would we not benefit using criminals as slave labour?

Work camps....self sufficient farming prisons where everything was done 1800's style, by hand.
Slave utillized recycling depots, road crews a'la Cool Hand Luke, hey you could even rent them out for unskilled factory work, or manufacturing.

I would rather see my tax dollars going to pick axes and shovels then color t.v.'s .


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verbatim
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posted 31 March 2004 04:19 PM      Profile for verbatim   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Have you pondered the benefits of a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, I wonder? Nobody is going to go for this. I'm all for overhauling the justice system, but adopting the methods of Burma, China, the Soviet Union and other authoritarian states doesn't seem like a shorter line to justice in my mind.

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Scout
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posted 31 March 2004 04:20 PM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
obvious bias for criminal rights over victems rights

It will take a lot more than your biased opinion to make me believe this is in fact the case. That said, most of what you posted is on the edge of inflamatory, so much so that I don't feel like banging my head over it.


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charlessumner
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posted 31 March 2004 04:21 PM      Profile for charlessumner     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by John Russell:
Work camps....self sufficient farming prisons where everything was done 1800's style, by hand. Slave utillized recycling depots, road crews a'la Cool Hand Luke, hey you could even rent them out for unskilled factory work, or manufacturing.

Or message board trolling. *yawn*


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N.Beltov
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posted 31 March 2004 04:22 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Give the priests of prison privatization enough time...I'm sure they'll get around to it.

Interestingly, it was a little known Manitoban by the name of H. Clare Pentland, Economics prof at what has become the University of Manitoba, who pointed out in his magnum opus that slavery was not introduced in Canada...(very, very briefly) because our winters required slave owners to maintain the slave in the cold weather months when the slave wasn't working. It was cheaper to have indentured labour that could be...laid off. I'm speaking here of agricultural labourers/slaves...

Plus ca change, plus ca meme choses...

(I assume that was your tongue in your cheek....)

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paxamillion
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posted 31 March 2004 04:25 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm not sure how I see this proposal as helping with the safe return of offenders into society as their time comes up.

John, what prisons have you actually been inside?


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Sharon
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posted 31 March 2004 04:26 PM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Not a rabble.ca feature, right?
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audra trower williams
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posted 31 March 2004 04:28 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Not at all.
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