Re: No Parole for Federales.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 18:21:51 MST

"S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > "Any person who claims to have deep feeling for other human beings should
> > think a long, long time before he votes to have other men kept behind bars
> > - caged. I am not saying there shouldn't be prisons, but there shouldn't
> > be bars. Behind bars, a man never reforms. He will never forget. He
> > never will get completely over the memory of the bars."
> > -- El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
> >
> > Sounds reasonable to me...
> Me too. Which is why prison should only be for those just too dangerous
> to allow to roam free. And why parole should be a rarity...else why are
> they in prison at all?

The point I agreed with had nothing to do with who goes to prison; the
point is simply that zoo cages are not psychologically conducive to
improvement of character.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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