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    Posted by Justin (U14913624) on Sunday, 19th June 2011

    I grew up in London with career criminals who view prison as hazard of their job and fully expect to spend at least 1out of every three years behind bars.

    These same people have no fear of jail and have explained to me that inside they have everything they have on the outside without the worry of signing on, rent, council tax etc. They are fed, clothed, can smoke, play pool have access to drugs and booze and for the right price a mobile phone.

    While these people are in prison I am working 12 hours a day 5 days a week just to live hand to mouth.

    The elected government need to reform the prison system giving eduction to first time offenders and supporting them after prison to avoid reoffending. Repeat offenders and those found guilty of more serious crimes need to be met with tougher prisons longer sentences where 10 years means 10 years. Take away tv's, smoking, trendy trainers etc etc.

    Perhaps it's time to look at a three strikes rule as a deterrent for minor repeat offeders.

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    Posted by malcolm (U14754907) on Sunday, 19th June 2011

    What you are saying is right but there is also something else which would make a difference,that is hard labour.If career criminals had to work for a living in prison that would be a real deterent.

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    Posted by Justin (U14913624) on Sunday, 19th June 2011

    Agreed, I'd love to see prisoners working in the way the way they do in America, real hard work!

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    Posted by I designed the future (U10597198) on Monday, 20th June 2011


    The British invented the concentration camp...

    And as anyone knows, the Brits invented most of the world's useful things.

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    Posted by Abubakar55 (U14258389) on Tuesday, 21st June 2011

    What you are saying is right but there is also something else which would make a difference,that is hard labour.If career criminals had to work for a living in prison that would be a real deterent.  I agree that hard labour is a good idea.

    I like the idea of prison, where you only get fed if you work for it or your family bring you food.

    The other thing I think should be addressed is the "badge of honour" that a spell inside gives young criminals, I suggest an honest expose of the high levels of homosexual activity in prisons would knock the macho image of ex-cons and remove that status.

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    Posted by Stazbumpa (U4044370) on Wednesday, 22nd June 2011

    The British invented the concentration camp...

     


    Actually it was the Spanish.........

    @ OP:

    I agree that prisoners should be made to work inside jail and do something useful with themselves. I think Ken Clarke, bless his cotton socks, is proposing exactly that with a working week of up to 40 hours. How it will be worked I'm not sure, but here's hoping smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Gary Heron (U2441558) on Wednesday, 22nd June 2011

    Justin


    They are fed, clothed, can smoke, play pool have access to drugs and booze and for the right price a mobile phone.
     


    I can't help enjoying the irony of prisoners having mobile phones when they can't go anywhere.

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