Originally Posted by canebrake
Cool Hand Luke!
I'm sure there are many more thoughts on the subject. I do like the farm work idea.
My "nutshell" thought is we need to make prison someplace people really,really, don't want to go.Even county lock-ups should employ the same principles. I new a guy, way back in the day, he didn't really have a home, he would commit crimes, just enough to get locked up for the winter. To him it was easier than trying to find work and a place to stay.
Prisons/jails SHOULD be the most miserable place you could think of. I for one have not been to prison,god willing I never will, but it seems like these guys get all the creature comforts without working or contributing anything to society. I am NOT implying that prison is like club med.
I know that if I did wind up in prison, I would definitly want to be in solitary, I would NOT want to be in a general population situation. Knowing me ,I would be in kill or be killed situations every damn day! (I sometimes can't keep my mouth shut)