The prison situation again, 2.2 million in prison, discuss
July 9th, 2007 12:46am
We lock people up far longer than they do in Europe. We hand out too much time, IMHO. I consider this an extension of fiscal policy - which is to spend and spend and spend.
July 9th, 2007 1:56am
I notice that the article doesn't mention the existence of for-profit prisons.
Once you've introduced the profit motive, things are not going to be in the best interests of the population.
You got that right.
China's the role model here. You want workers prepared to do anything you ask, just lock them up first. Crims, unionists, religious deviants and the insane, topped up with politicals if you are going to miss targets.