Prisons are getting worst now a days!!!!!!

@Coolgeth (1215)
India
June 21, 2007 8:49pm CST
Does it really helps one to turn good??? Does it really act as a reforming centre??? No i dont think so..How about you??? What do you think about prisons???
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@asmurthy (2464)
• India
22 Jun 07
The purpose of prison is protect the common good,to help the prisoner to find a better path in life so they can live along with the rest of us. The prison are so over crowded that government is not able to discharge the duty of reforming the prisoners.
@Coolgeth (1215)
• India
22 Jun 07
Yes your right..Prisons are over crowded now a days..Thanks for your response.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I think it depends on why the person is in there to begin with. If they have commited a terible crime then they don't deserve to have a nice, hotel like setting. Prison is supposed to be punishment. But, if someone is in for a minor offense, then I think they should have the chance to learn how to deal with their problem. Though I don't think being in prison should be a fun experience, they need to learn that they don't want to do anything to have to go back there.
@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
23 Jun 07
Being in jail personally years ago I know for a fact they dont make anyone turn good. Prison and jails leave these convicts to assosicates with others who are locked up for worst crimes. What this eventually does is turn petty criminals into big time felons. Jails only make better criminals in my eyes. I guess theres that rare chance it might help someone but they have to be able to survive their sentence and all the distrubing things that might happen to them in there.
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
22 Jun 07
No, in my opinion and I think I can truthfully share it since I have had two sons incarcerated. The prison itself will not turn them good or reform them. Unless there are programs offered to help them better themselves and reform they will not do it on their own. I have to say I have a great report from my oldest son, God got hold of him but it was because a church came to the jail every week and God got hold of him and now he is going to prison and speaking and witnessing for God. I think the jail in itself without work release or anyting only makes the inmates lazy! I feel they should have to work and work and help the less fortunate. Oh, I could write a book on this subject, I feel I have lots of input for it.
@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
22 Jun 07
Well friend. Prison doesn't turn people to be good, but teaches some how to correct themselves. I mean some become useful after having prison experience. Thanks
22 Jun 07
I think prisons should be categorised. I mean, not everyone goes to prison for the same bad things. And some bad things are worse than others. You can't expect for someone who is in prison for stealing smth to come out unharmed or very calm and positive after spending some time with dangerous killers. But no, I don't think prisons should be spas... People are there to pay for something bad, so it's can't be such a good place. The problem is that people treat everyone that has been to prison like criminals even after they get out... So they will never be able to live a normal life. And that is sad, because there are people who change in the good way after prison.
22 Jun 07
I agree with you on this. I don't think that prisons are enough of a deterrent to stop people committing crimes. Years ago, prison was a tough place to be, but now I think we are too concerned for peoples welfare and so on that prison's are becoming a much more pleasant environment to be in. Televisions and good food are some of the things people are now able to have in prison - it's just like staying in a hotel! before, people were given the basic necessities for survival, which made prison a place for punishment - there should be no place for luxuries there! I think one of the main problems with prison these days - particularly here in the UK, is that people are being sent there for petty reasons. Someone mentioned the overcrowding of prisons, and one main factor for this is people being imprisoned for crimes such as not paying parking tickets, or dropping litter in the street. Such crimes can easily be dealt with by giving community service, and fines - this type of punishment will deprive people of time and money, which will deter them from committing crime again. I think that putting these people in prison just makes people turn against the judicial system. Jail should be kept for dangerous criminals who pose a threat to the community - murderers and so on, where they deserve to live a life without luxury.
@sbksat (355)
• India
22 Jun 07
I have no experience of being in a prison. But I come across really upsetting incidents almost everyday. Just yesterday I saw two cops urging two suspects slap each other and had fun watching it. After seeing that video I mede up my mind never to attempt breaking laws...
@sunshinecup (7880)
22 Jun 07
I think for a small few, yes. However the vast majority seem to continue to be repeat offenders. So my answer would have to be, no I don't think it's doing any good.