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#1 The Oncoming Storm

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:17 AM

. . .to go back to prison

Police say man staged Fla. robbery to go back to prison

Ummm. . .Okay. What does he think the Federal Pen is, a hotel? Or is this the new kind of welfare?

Edited by Lost Cause, 10 January 2007 - 10:17 AM.

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#2 Pixiedust

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:20 AM

Um...well, maybe he was really poor, and getting a bed to sleep in and hot food everyday without having to do anything (save  being a criminal) was too much of a temptation to turn down. Or he fell in love with a prison guard? No...this is confusing.
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#3 Zwolf

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:33 AM

When some criminals get acclimated to the system and learn to work it, it's the happiest they've ever been.  It gives them order and stability they were lacking in real life, and it's a system that they understand... so, weirdly, they prefer being inside, where everything's planned out for them and they know where their next meal's coming from.   Like Charles Manson.  That guy's not actually half as bats**t crazy as he acts, but every time a parole hearing comes up he babbles his weirdness and does his "I get energy from the AIR!" dances, and they send him right back to his cell... right where he wants to be.

To paraphrase Slingblade, the outside world is "too big."

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:03 AM

Cable, free internet, free meals, bed and no need to buy new clothes, what's not to love right?  :sarcasm:  :sneaky:
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#5 The Oncoming Storm

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:04 AM

^I wondered if "institutionalization" might be part of it.  The guy said, as noted in the article, he didn't like working.  (He had worked as roofer for five years.)  That made me wonder if he had this thing where he preferred to have everything taken care of for him, on our nickle, of course.

Rose: [disgusted] Oh, look at what the cat dragged in: "The Oncoming Storm."

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#6 Kosh

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:26 PM

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When some criminals get acclimated to the system and learn to work it, it's the happiest they've ever been. It gives them order and stability they were lacking in real life, and it's a system that they understand... so, weirdly, they prefer being inside,

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^I wondered if "institutionalization" might be part of it. The guy said, as noted in the article, he didn't like working. (He had worked as roofer for five years.) That made me wonder if he had this thing where he preferred to have everything taken care of for him, on our nickle, of course.




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#7 SparkyCola

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 01:40 PM

Prisoners don't get cable and internet :sarcasm:

This outlines a very real problem with helping prisoners adapt to the outside after they've been in prison. There's not enough support in place. It's a big leap from prison to teh outside world and with no one to help make that leap, reoffending, the only thing they know how to do, is the thing they are most likely to turn to. As was said above, the security and stability of prison life is so much easier than trying to re-adjust to outside life, after you already adjusted to prison life.

It also connects to the situation with the homeless. Homeless people who sleep in the cold find prison is an improvement. And Beka, before you decide that homeless people are just lazy, try having no skills, no home address and no money and then trying to get a job.

In this case the guy does have a skill so it's more likely the first paragraph. Any of you who think prison is a cakewalk though have apparently eaten the notion up from the media without listening to what the prisoners have to say about prison life.

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#8 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:18 PM

The mere fact that this guy said he "enjoys" prison tells me that the last one he was at wasn't nearly harsh enough. Nobody in their right mind enjoys prison...unless, of course, that prison is doing something drastically wrong.

As for this guy...hell with sending him to a federal prison...stick him in a state prison, general population...See if he still enjoys it?
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