prison and suicide

Rob Harris (
Tue, 30 Nov 1999 16:21:06 -0000

Rob wrote:
>> What would you do, faced with imprisonment and butt rape for the rest of
your days? Survive?
>> You'd be searching for the nearest sturdy beam just like the rest of us.

Harvey wrote:
>This sounds like every prison in America, yet most people sentenced to life
>imprisonment do not commit suicide. They fight, they plan escapes, they
>move up within the prison hierarchy.
>Other countries have worse prisons including regular torture and rape.
>Statistically speaking, most people do not give up and commit suicide.
>Somehow, people endure and struggle to survive under the most horrendous of

Yeah, the way I put it across did imply that everyone would kill themselves, but my intention was to counter the argument that all would survive, unless they are in logical error, put by Eliezer.