“Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.”
There is a school of thought that prisons only create more vicious and violent criminals. A bad guy goes in and comes out worse. I actually subscribe to that belief.
Some feel that it is cruel and unusual punishment to lock these prisoners away for 23 hours a day with no contact with there fellow inmates. That would appear to be contradictory to the argument that the prisons don’t work.
You see the reason the inmate becomes more vicious and proficient in their criminal enterprises on the outside is that they are allowed be around other criminals in a quasi
social setting on the inside. Places such as the exercise yard, the showers and the mess hall.
They get to network, which any business person will tell you is one key to success.
They are allowed to exercise which helps build strength and stamina another key to success.
Now where I differ in opinion from most about the prison system is that it is commonly believed that prisons exist to rehabilitate criminals and turn them into productive members of society.
How is this supposed to happen exactly? The vast percentages of people they are around are criminals also and those that aren’t are armed and poised to strike should they step out of line.
These were angry hostile people on the outside when they had their freedom. I can’t imagine that locking them up in a prison for years at a time is going to mellow them anytime soon.
No, prisons aren’t for rehabilitation. Prison is punishment for low life bottom feeders that prey on the weak, the fearful, and the hard working law abiding citizen.
Lock them all in individual cells the size of broom closets and keep them there until they have repaid the debt to society.
After re-reading this I realize that some may think it a bit harsh.
So I propose this. I was speaking to a good friend of mine about this a while back and he feels that the problem with the prisoners is that their testosterone levels are too high. When the inmates are walking about the prison yard, pacing back and forth they resemble savage animals just waiting to attack.
My friend suggests that the prison system do a way with all exercise equipment. And the inmates should not be allowed to spend anytime outdoors.
He also suggests that the prisoners be fed a steady diet of sweets and other fatty foods.
He believes and I agree that the prison system should make a concerted effort to make the inmates morbidly obese. This will instantly kill their sex drive due to the low testosterone levels eliminating most if not all their aggression. And if some still lingers
they won’t be in any condition to act on it.
Now I realize that obesity is serious problem in the world today and this method may seem cruel on the surface but look at it this way they can always work on shedding the pounds when they get back on the outside. Of course the percentage of people whole lose great amounts of fat and keep it off is low it’s still a noble undertaking and a real character builder-hence your “rehabilitation”.
All I’m saying is the good and honest people of our society loathe the wretched scum that over populate the penitentiaries of this fine nation. Ain’t it about time they loathed themselves?