another example of our fucked up prison system

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    ACLU: Juvenile subject to 'torturous' treatment at Montana State Prison

    fucked up prison system with "correctional" officers who don't give a fuck about the inmates and just abuse their powers to make up for their own insecurities. the prison system needs a complete revamp and it needs to start with the guards who let rape, murder, etc happen in prison and many times join in on the physical and mental abuse these people take.
     
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    Okay. You provide an example of one potential (unproven), horrific alleged (again this means unproven) mistreatment of one inmate by none other than the ACLU :rolleyes: and the whole system is screwed up and needs revamping.
    Cognate much?
     
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    the aclu only got involved after other prisoner's contacted them and if you are going to play dumb and act is if this is the only instance of abuse by guards and "correctional" officers having the opposite effect then I don't know what to tell you
     
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    I read it. I didn't say it didn't happen. Just saying at this point it's unproven. Care to try again? Is this the only possible example of abuse in the system? Uh, Duh, no, but given the number of prisoners nationwide compared with the number of provable abuse cases and you want to revamp the whole system. Need I say more? You have a brain, try using it once in a while, you'll be amazed at the results.
     
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    Let's free the prisoners. They are the victims. The real criminals are the guards. :cuckoo:
     
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    Who cares? It's one anecdote...get back to me when you find some statistics.
     
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    We should revamp our prisons and go back to chain gangs and hard labor.
     
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    Here's an idea. Don't break the law. Prison time can be hazardous to your health.
     
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    is our penal system for rehab or punishment? that is the rub...

    locking younger men/women up ....has simply led to prisons being a training camp of sorts....i have never known anyone to go to prison for long and not come out with new skills
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Prison should be a place you do not want to go back to.

    I worked in the prison system down here at the Brevard County Jail in Brevard County Florida. We call it the Brevard County Daycare and babysitting facility. Thats exactly what it is. These prisoners are treated just like babies and taken care of from the time they arrive until they leave. The care of the prisoners is more important than the well being of the Corrections Officers who have to deal with them.

    I've seen fights between prisoners. I've seen CO's assaulted and plenty of knockdown dragouts. Believe me. No one pays enough money for this.

    Do thing happen in prison?? You bet your boots they do but the CO's cannot watch everything especially with the size of the prison population. The prisoners have avenues to file against fellow prisoners and the prison staff. Believe me when I say that this is done all the time.

    Juvenile prisoners would never be in the general population, period.
     

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