Michael Lorrey wrote:
> Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > > However, Malcom X, nor Eli, have ever had military experience, to the
> > > best of my knowledge. When recycling a damaged/warped ego, you must
> > > first break it down before you can build it back up. Rehabilitation
> > > means making a person fit to live again. You don't make a cracked bottle
> > > whole again by just gluing it up, it is likely to crack again, even
> > > easier. You've gotta crush it into silica dust, melt it down, and craft
> > > a new bottle out of the old material. Rehabilitating people requires
> > > reprogramming.
> > Remind me not to be incarcerated by you or your appointees. If I am in
> > jail I am in for running afoul of the local politicos or some asinine
> > law. Trying to break down the personality and mental structure I have
> > painstakenly built up would NOT be appreciated. Trying to do so would
> > result, to the extent it succeeded at all, in producing a truly violent
> > person. Guess who the violence would be directed to first once I got
> > out? Also, to the best of my knowledge from friends who were in Viet
> > Nam including some special forces and red beret characters who got
> > really warpend for dealing with normal civilization, breaking them down
> > entirely was not the therapy employed.
> Then 'splain to me why 'boot camp' type prisons have lower recidivism
The offenders sent to them are young, first-time offenders. They have beeen
shunted to "boot camp" instead of more traditional "stir" thus that they are not
let into the system.
-- Ross Andrew Finlayson Finlayson Consulting Ross at Tiki-Lounge: http://www.tiki-lounge.com/~raf/ Confucious says, "My name is Confucious."
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