Re: LEGAL: Alternatives to imprisonment

joe dees (
Thu, 04 Mar 1999 15:45:29 -0500

At Thu, 4 Mar 1999 06:39:54 EST, you wrote:
> Yes, but would it be something you would allow to be imposed on you if you
>were found guilty, or would you try to circumvent this punishment? Since you
>would essentially be free (except for the implant) you could try to have it
>removed (quite illegal, but that's never stopped people before). How would
>you safeguard against that? Also, for what type of crimes would you recommend
>this sentence? Lastly, how long do you think it would take to make this
>punishment available if we decided to do it? Thanks for your input, Joe.
>Glen Finney
Yes, people would attempt removal, just as they remove ankle monitors. And yes, people would attempt circumvention (just as they get friends to blow in their installed auto alcohol breath testers). Such an implant should be reserved for the most serious crimes, such as serial rape or child molestation, assault which causes permanent maiming or incapacitation, and attempted and actual murder. And no, I don't think it'll ever be done; I proposed it as a thought experiment.

Joe E. Dees
Poet, Pagan, Philosopher

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