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July 23rd, 2006, 09:52 PM
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How do you feel about this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,203110,00.html
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July 23rd, 2006, 10:02 PM
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I say if you are in for a crime it is suppose to be a punishment and not a place you can eat sleep and and catch up on some x-rated reading. I don't evan think they should get TVs. Eduactional and spiritual reading and that is it. No hobbies, nothing. If you allow them access to those things, it isn't much different than an extended vacation on a deserted island. They have it better than contestants on Survivor.


I would so LOVE to have a week in a place where I could do nothing but eat, sleep, and read x-rated magazines (***a touch of sarcasum added here, but only a touch*** )
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July 23rd, 2006, 10:16 PM
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An institution filled with drug dealers, murderers and (especially) sexual deviants should have no access to sexually explicit materials. I love it when criminals cry about their civil liberties, what about the rights of those that were robbed from, raped, molested, and murdered? Their civil liberties should be reduced to 3 square meals and a cot, prison should be punishment not a vacation!
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July 23rd, 2006, 10:50 PM
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I agree whole heartedly with both of the above posters.
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July 24th, 2006, 12:54 AM
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We were watching something on National Geographic channel about inmates this evening. One of them said he needs to take his mind out of there just to keep from going crazy. But my DH said if he hadn't committed his crimes, he would not be there in the first place. All it just makes me laugh! Where do these inmates think they have the right to have this type of stuff, let alone complain about their sanity being in there?
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July 24th, 2006, 03:00 AM
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I think they should be greatful to be alive imho
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July 24th, 2006, 04:25 AM
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- National Geographic? Wow. It's amazing what some people will "use" these days. What a joke. Yes, our tax dollars should be paying for someone to sit in his cell and look at boobs in his :easy rider" biker mag.
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July 24th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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I think that they should have no access to the material whatsoever. They are in there for punishment, not for pleasure. They should have thought about that before they committed the crime.
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July 24th, 2006, 10:15 AM
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How do you feel about this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,203110,00.html[/b]
How to I feel about that? Well I hate to read any propaganda from Fox news, to start with..

"The policy is written so broadly that it includes within its prohibitions such things as personal letters between prisoners and loved ones and much of the world's great literature and art," said the complaint, which was prepared by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

I don't think this about dirty magazines.. it's bigger than that.

I think criminals should be attempted to be rehabilitated but I know that in the US it's about punishment only.. so I know that's why the previous posts reflect that.. If we want these criminals to come back into society so they actually conform, then we can't strip them of all civil liberities. Otherwise we aren't preparing them for re-entry.


(See Louloumom, you're not the only minority voice, depending on the thread!)
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July 24th, 2006, 10:56 AM
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How do you feel about this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,203110,00.html[/b]
How to I feel about that? Well I hate to read any propaganda from Fox news, to start with..

"The policy is written so broadly that it includes within its prohibitions such things as personal letters between prisoners and loved ones and much of the world's great literature and art," said the complaint, which was prepared by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

I don't think this about dirty magazines.. it's bigger than that.

I think criminals should be attempted to be rehabilitated but I know that in the US it's about punishment only.. so I know that's why the previous posts reflect that.. If we want these criminals to come back into society so they actually conform, then we can't strip them of all civil liberities. Otherwise we aren't preparing them for re-entry.


(See Louloumom, you're not the only minority voice, depending on the thread!)
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I don't think they should be stripped of all civil liberties! NO WAY. I do think it needs to be punishment as well as rehabilitation. I think any reading material that is involved in a continued education is fine. I think it is great for inmates to better themselves through education, therapy, and spiritual development and be aloud access to the materials involved in that process. Limited access to art supplies during class time and class required reading only. I don't see how x-rated magazines, or any magazine for that matter would fall into that category (unless it is Newsweek, National Geographic, Time, or a newspaper). I also see no problem with pictures and letters from family.
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July 24th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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I also see no problem with pictures and letters from family.[/b]
.. that's the bigger picture I was referring to in my previous post.
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