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Prison System

shomon2 (71232) writes | more than 9 years ago

Education 1

Instead of treating a prison as a punishment, it should be a place of rehabilitation. Of renewal and rebirth into society cured of all evil. The convicts should enter into a complex social system - a heirarchical team based game of points to score freedoms with each good trait or learned positive behavious rewarded by the other prisoners in a collective team based big brother futuristic nightmare. It would be a bootcamp. A rough place but which instills cameraderie, and social values. Convict

Instead of treating a prison as a punishment, it should be a place of rehabilitation. Of renewal and rebirth into society cured of all evil. The convicts should enter into a complex social system - a heirarchical team based game of points to score freedoms with each good trait or learned positive behavious rewarded by the other prisoners in a collective team based big brother futuristic nightmare. It would be a bootcamp. A rough place but which instills cameraderie, and social values. Convicts would have their own television stations and would have to gain popularity votes to get the best positions, at all times aided by teams. Or teams can set up businesses and an entire small market system is put in place whereby they can actually make money - perhaps valid outside the prison walls as much as inside.

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Heard this about 15, 20 years ago... (1)

geoswan (316494) | more than 9 years ago | (#12194583)

I heard this a long time ago. I don't know if it is true now, or was even true then, because Red China is a nation of lies.

You know those third world micro-loans? Small loans are made to locals (generally women see below), who don't have any collateral. The lenders have the loan applicants form into groups of about a dozen. The loan applicants meet, and discuss their applications, and then they vote on which of them has the strongest application, and should get the first loan. So the applicant may not be able to put down any collateral, but they have the support of their neighbours, and they have been judged to be most likely to succeed by neighbours who have known them all their lives. Only when the first applicant is starting to pay back the loan does the lender make a loan to the second applicant the group puts forward.

Well I heard that the Chinese did something similar, only instead of granting small loans, they were going to grant something like parole. The potential parolee would only be given parole if their affinity group approved. And the other parole applicants would only be granted parole if their first guy kept his nose clean.

I don't know if this scheme was ever put into practice, if it was implemented without any corruption, and, if so, whether it was successful.

I have a feeling there is something wrong with this idea. But I can't put my finger on what it is.

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