Walter Hinteler wrote:
Why do you suppose prisons are maintained all over the world for criminals, Drewdad? Where do you and all the other whackos come from anyway?
Well, I've worked in a prison, at a probation office, within the justice administration and the police; and did study law.
I would really like to know YOUR response, okie.
Oh, and I'm from Germany. (Living exactly at that place what the coordinates below my pic say.)
I assume you want me to respond to my own question?
It is my opinion that prisons are maintained for the primary purpose of removing criminals from society in order to protect society or law abiding citizens, and secondly to provide a venue for punishment and possible re-habilitation so that if and when the criminal has completed their incarceration, they might be less inclined to commit crimes against society.
I see a place like Gitmo in a similar manner except that information may be extracted from prisoners at Gitmo that might prevent crimes against the country, some potential crimes having monstrous consequences, example nuclear devices or other terrible weapons of mass destruction potentially. This factor requires that we treat such prisoners in a different manner than we do the criminal justice system here in this country.
All of this should be intuitively obvious, Walter!