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    this is why I am so upset about the Gitmo/etc. ongoing torture is because it is a more extreme version of what goes on in US prisons.

    There are other issues that matter, but this is a big one. We cannot truly begin to rehabilitate people in our own prisons until we respect every prisoners basic human dignity and recognize that a prisoners constitutionally protected dignity and privacy are more important than anyone's alleged equal employment rights.

    We cannot expect prisoners to respect societal boundries when normal boundries are not respected in prison. Supreme Court Justice Stevens has talked about this problem, but it never seems to get resolved.

    "The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without." Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by RichardG on Wed Oct 12, 2005 at 02:45:07 PM PDT

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