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    Prisons are brutal environments (even with cable TV and health club style gym equipment). I still don't think they need cable TV. Regular broadcast TV should be sufficient, and giving them gym equipment is downright stupid because they can build up strength to easily overpower the guards.

    If they can't interact with each other, they can't plan and coordinate a riot. We have the most violent prison system in the world and they have more perks than prisoners anywhere else.

    Prisoners have basic human rights. They have the right to be fed, the right to be sheltered, the right to proper hygeine, the right to health care (something not every American on the other side of the prison wall gets), and the right to a bed. That's it. They're in prison because they were found guilty of breaking the law. I'll repeat, cable TV and health club quality gym equipment are not civil rights.

    Rape, abuse, murder, and riots have been going on in prisons from the time the first one was ever built. The current situation shows that giving them perks and rewards for good behavior doesn't work any better than not giving them. Prisoners still riot, they still kill and rape each other, and abusive prison guards are still working the joint.

    So many impeachable offenses, so little time...

    by Cali Techie on Sat Dec 16, 2006 at 10:37:48 PM PST

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