Re: No Federal Parole

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 13:15:29 MST

From: Samantha Atkins <>

>But punishment looks a lot like revenge. If it is not a deterrent
>and does not rehabilitate what and who is it for?

The victim.

>Segregating them from the population is a different beast than
>punishment, deterrence or rehabilitation.

Okay lets make an example here.

Two malcontents break into my apartment and make off with a bunch
of my stuff, and ignore my thousands of books except maybe to throw
them around the room as punishment for not being able to get into
my gun safe. Unlike most times, these two get caught, tried, and
it's now time for......what exactly?

Well, first I want my stuff back. Then I want compensation for all
the hastle I've got to go through getting my life in order. Then I
want something done so these two don't pull anything like this

Now, whats going to really happen? Almost nothing, I'm not going to
see anything resembling compensation so we can forget that.

It's likely that for a little while these two are going to be
deprived of what little joy they have in life, which pretty much
seems to amount to stealing other peoples stuff. They don't get to
hang out, they don't get to sit home and watch T.V. or do anything
else they like to do for awhile.

So yeah, for awhile I want them someplace they don't want to be,
doing stuff they don't want to do, eating stuff they don't like,
and hoping they get the idea that they did wrong.

>Are you crazy? A larger pot of money put into prisons will simply
>increase the payoff for abuses laws and incarceration policies.

Busted, naw just ranting....


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