My idea of prison is that it should be so unthinkable to commit a crime that the prospect itself should be enough to dissuade most would be criminals.
Possession of an illegal firearm? Throw them in a cell on bread, water and vitamin and supplement pills. Hour of exercise a day and no correspondence.
Paedophile? See above. Life. No chance at parole.
Murder? See above.
Even if the conditions weren't as harsh, the sentences should be longer.
Criminals shouldn't be getting easier rides because we don't have a place to house them.
Here's a case that for example deserves life in the above conditions.
The jailed leader of a Rochdale sex ring has received a further term of 22 years for 30 child rape charges.
Shabir Ahmed, 59, of Oldham, was one of nine men convicted of sex offences against children at Liverpool Crown Court in May.
He was not named at the time because he faced further charges, but was jailed for 19 years.
41 years, yes he will die in prison but it should still be a life sentence. Convicting with anything less than life is an insult. At what stage would they consider a man like that is capable of rehabilitation?
Can't help but think that the legal system really does favour the criminal.
There's then also the case of no matter how rehabilitated a criminal may be, will they ever be fully accepted again in society? I wouldn't want a criminal working for me, I sure as hell wouldn't hire one when there is a queue at the door probably better qualified without a record. So what then? Probably end up going back to old habits because they feel like they have no other choice, in some cases, that probably is the reality.
The reason I wanted other peoples opinions is because it got me thinking. Things are, yet again, kicking off in Belfast. People are attacking police officers doing their job... And for what?
I've known my fair share of shady people and I have to say it's a shame they didn't use their brains in a legitimate environment, because some of them were extremely intelligent.
And lol, this post is really incoherent and is structured extremely badly, but yeah, saw the news and thought I'd ask while it was fresh.
What are your views on prison? Do you think they should focus more on punishment than rehabilitation? Other way around? Harsher sentencing? etc