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Re: Prison labour

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:39 pm

atticus wrote:No. I suggest that your opinions are not always informed.

They are nearly always informed, but sometimes badly so. ;)
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Re: Prison labour

Postby Voldemort » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:31 pm

Some very valid considerations raised by everyone. Perhaps if we step back to the concept (rather than the logistics) of utilising prison labour – does anyone feel that it’s fundamentally wrong/unfair to have such a system?

My personal opinion is that having a compulsory regular work routine has both the potential to generate revenue/save money for the state as well as aid prisoner rehabilitation and behaviour. Idle free time and pent-up frustration fuels the prison drug epidemic and perpetuates what seems to be an increasingly unsustainable model.

I expect it’s not beyond the wit of man to organise such a system if political/public support was present.
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Re: Prison labour

Postby atticus » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:34 pm

Big if.
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Re: Prison labour

Postby shootist » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:02 pm

Prison costs an absolute fortune. Birching is cheap, and probably more effective for the majority of offenders in the early stage of their criminal career.
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Re: Prison labour

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:31 pm

I also bow to your superior knowledge of the cost of birching.
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Re: Prison labour

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:03 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:I also bow to your superior knowledge of the cost of birching.

Given a small amount of land, we could have prisoners grow their own birch.
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Re: Prison labour

Postby atticus » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:16 pm

The size of the "if" has been demonstrated.
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Re: Prison labour

Postby shootist » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:56 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:I also bow to your superior knowledge of the cost of birching.


You enjoy bending over then?
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Re: Prison labour

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:23 pm

Is it meant to be an enjoyable experience? I bow to your superior knowledge of that, too.

All this sodomy and the lash, all you need is a tot of rum and you'll be able to join the Navy.
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Re: Prison labour

Postby atticus » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:52 pm

I suspect a Pogues reference.
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