What about a prison island?

by Ben on August 15th, 2013

Obviously people will eventually infringe on the rights of another in such a way they can't be a part of society any longer. I imagine we would deport people if we can, but other countries probably won't be fond of accepting our prisoners... so we will probably have to set up some sort of place for the prisoners to live. What would this look like? Would it simply be a tropical island we ship people to like the brits did with Australia?

 Filed under: Law, Crime, Courts, Police & Prisons

2 Comments

realeasygoing: Rehabilitation
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 05:06

One of the biggest problems of our prison system today is the large amount of people in there for victumless crime. America has more people in prison than other country in the world. Why is that if we are so free?

Exiling people is against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so that's pretty much out of the question.

I would like to see people (non violent offenders) do serious volunteer time for public projects as a form of rehabilitation. It could also give them some marketable job skills at the same time.

The current prison system of the US does not turn violent offenders in to non-violent offenders. We should focus on how that can be accomplished. If we work at getting people to not become repeat offenders it could save alot of money.

Nor is our current prison system cost efficient. We should try to accomplish that at the same time.

LilyOfGoldenia: U.S.A. has alot of prison cause it is a private enterprise
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:15

feed and lodge everyone then there will be no need for prison

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