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"Cruel and Unusual" - Phil's Rambling Rants
October 7th, 2007
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"Cruel and Unusual"

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From:tigertoy
Date:October 10th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)

Re: "Cruel and Unusual"

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I'm not actually trying to present a fully formed program here, I'm just lashing out at the fucked up nature of the system we have today, where most of the people who are in prison aren't guilty of anything that should be a crime at all (non-violent drug offenders), while as a society we collectively distrust the system to the point where we deny criminals any real chance of having a normal non-criminal life once they get out (try to rent an apartment or get a job in the US with a felony record) and then act shocked when they end up in the system again.

But I do want prison to be something that would make a person crazy after 5 years, and I don't want anyone to be there that long.
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From:pir_anha
Date:October 10th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)

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i apologize. i didn't actually see the "rant" tag, or i wouldn't have started in on this at all, because i believe we all need to rant now and then without being called on the stuff we spew about; it's just frustration speaking.

i know you're not a thoughtless arse aching to kill more people. :)
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