Re: Some prison statistics

Sasha Chislenko (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 22:26:16 -0500

At 07:34 PM 6/15/99 , Chuck Kuecker wrote:
>Here in Illinois, Tamms Prison is touted as a 'hell' that no inmate would
>ever want to be sent to. The prisoners are chained whenever they are out of
>their cells, usually less than an hour per day. No talking whatever is
>allowed. This is a really good way to push the inmates right over the edge
>I don't know what the solution is, but we are moving in the wrong direction
>at present.


Are they thinking these people would be better members of the society after coming through this "hell"?

From my earlier private message on rape:

Still, I am sure one could do something to alleviate problems.

Allowing married couples to stay in one cell, allowing people books, TVs, and maybe small PCs (should help with intellectual skills and later socializing, and can be donated), and probably choose cell mates among their friends, could prevent thousands of rapes at much smaller costs than it would require outside of jail. And of course, not persecuting people for victimless crimes.

It almost looks like the justice system creates more crimes than it prevents - or at least than it punishes.

Sasha Chislenko <>