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    But how are you going to keep it from happening? It's a whole different world on the inside where the law is the law of the jungle. Violent sociopathic criminals don't think like we do. They survive any way they can and like in any jungle some of them actually thrive there. What do you do with those people?

    If you've never been to prison, worked in a prison, or don't have anyone close to you who has been to or worked in a prison it's next to impossible to imagine just what it's like in there. My dad used to tell me stories about the stuff that went on in there, and he lived through his share of riots where friends of his were killed (none of this made the news). I also had a high school teacher who once was a prison guard in the state prison who had similar stories. Maybe some of them were made up to scare the living crap out of me to make sure I never ended up in there, but I don't think they had to exaggerate much if at all.

    So many impeachable offenses, so little time...

    by Cali Techie on Sat Dec 16, 2006 at 10:52:41 PM PST

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         to control these places they would be controlled. Simple as that. And my brother is a guard, so I do have some idea of what is going on in there.

         I also have a family member who is a state prison inmate. Guess how these guys get all the drugs and other contraband into  the average penitentiary? The guards bring it in, of course.

         Much could be done to clean these places up, it just isn't politically popular to champion the rights of inmates.

      What's the difference between Vietnam and Iraq? Bush knew how to get out of Vietnam.

      by happy camper on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 08:25:47 AM PST

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