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Country Club Prisons

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 10:27 am
The United States government operated some prisons, colloquially referred to as country club prisons.

What is the public policy of giving a person found guilty of a crime such a nice taxpayer-funded residence?

If society thinks it best to punish such a person, why provide such a nice residence?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 10:37 am
@gollum,
while it's true there is a wide variety of US Federal prisons, none could be called "country-club" except in contrast with other, more restrictive prisons.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 10:46 am
@gollum,
You should go visit one before passing judgement. I live about 15 miles from one and I wouldn't want to spend any time there. It's bleak with plenty of chain link fencing, cement gate houses and barbed wire. They tend to be lower security and prisoners have a little more freedom to do things like walk around the yard or use the library, but they certainly do no look or perform like country clubs. Most inmates have committed white collar type crimes or are first offenders not thought to be very dangerous. They don't deserve Alcatraz.
NickFun
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 12:55 pm
@Green Witch,
The wine in those prisons is usually an inferior vintage. Caviar and lobster are rarely served. The Cable is limited to 100 channels and has only half the normal HBO and Showtimes channels. The health facilities have only a small pool and the Jacuzzi is limited to men only. Truly a hellish existence.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 12:58 pm
@NickFun,
Quote:
the Jacuzzi is limited to men only.


Indeed. However, Bubba says "thanks" afterwards.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 12:59 pm
All prisoners should be allowed a modicum of dignity, no matter how heinous their crime, unless, of course, they belonged to the Republican party. Then.... the full vengeance of the creatures of hell should be unleashed upon them.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 01:13 pm
I have been in prison at one time in my life. It is not something I am proud of. Who else on A2K has journeyed down such a road?

Let us share our prison stories. Mame? Please begin.
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gollum
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 04:11 pm
Why not sentsence such persons to forfeiture of net worth (including pensions, etc.) and future income above the poverty level. Then they would benefit society instead of being a cost?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 04:29 pm
@gollum,
gollum, if I may ask, where are you? It's pretty obvious you're not an american.
gollum
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jul, 2009 04:50 pm
@dyslexia,
New York City.

What about me is un-American?
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