[LMB] OT: punishment

Antoine Guillaud antoineperso at gmail.com
Mon May 13 16:41:15 BST 2013


Not only, but in part, aye. Was trying hard to  dodge the issue of US
politics on the list. :)






On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 4:55 PM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:

> i think you mean today's US prisons - right?
>
> servus
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> markus
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> Am 13.05.2013 15:19, schrieb Howard Brazee:
>
>>
>> On May 13, 2013, at 7:10 AM, Antoine Guillaud <antoineperso at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  I think that today's prisons are more about punishing evildoers than
>>> trying
>>> to prepare them to be rehabilitated as functioning members of any
>>> society.
>>> There are some exceptions (scandinavian states come to mind) but all in
>>> all, the consens is about punishing the criminals, not about preventing
>>> their relapse....
>>>
>>
>> Why do you have the word "today's" there?   Are you implying that in the
>> past, rehabilitation was more important?
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