First my poor spelling.
Considering how often I rip your posits to logical shreds, probably not the arguement you really want to make here
---its simply a result of differing mediums and lack of time.
Or perhaps I simply don't know how to run a spell checker on line----or I lack the computer skills to "cut and past" my answers....perhaps, in other context I am an object of pity for my lack of computer/typeing skills.
Perhaps I'm dyslexic.......but since I dare to disagree with the annointed elite----it MUST mean that I am unable to offer a "carefully reasoned reply."
Would you mock a man in a verbal debate for having a speech impediment.????
Would you consider such a poor person and their disabilty to be a lack of regard for you personally?????
I may be arrogant, but I'm not quite THAT self absorbed----in that regard I'll bow to you mate.
Ok now the rest.
Oh, I read it----even read it again, your willing to call the jail "complict---essentially guilty of a crime but beyond that I still see nothing substantive about how you plan on PROTECTING anyone in proactive fashion...in short you don't and you offer nothing.
Essentially you say:
IJ----"we are not going to protect you or stop the next guy from attacking you---but we will hold the jail responsible for it."
Inmate---"but how is that going to protect me???"
IJ--"Oh, its not, won't protect you at all, won't stop him from doing it again, or the next guy--but maybe you can sue the jail."
Inmate---making shank to to protect himself--- "thanks for nothing there IJ."
What precisely are "resonable steps?
And why is locking demonstratably violent criminals down somehow UN"resonable?????"
"prisioners don't confine themselves"
Brillant.....Matthew Shepard didn't murder himself.
His murderers are "confined" because of their acts--presumably you find this acceptable??????
I certainly do.
(IJ, do you really belive your own BS or are you just so obsessed with trying to prove me wrong that you will say anything, no matter how ludicrious?????)
Petty distinctions aside, people CHOSE to kill and rape and molest and beat and rob and steal.
Society has a duty to protect itself from those that prey upon it--those that single out the weak and helpless for murder and abuse......."we confine them" BECAUSE OF THIER ACTS.
Free will is a bitch.
No you didn't answer it-----you flopped some ideology at it and called it an "answer."
There is no "charge" to use the weights that are purchased and maintained at taxpayer expense.
I think that money could be better spent than "allowing" criminals to buy DVDs and TV----at reduced cost I might add.
Perhaps if a prisoner can afford a TV---maybe the old lady he mugged could use one----or he could replace the one he stole...or he could be paying for a college fund for the kids of the women he raped and killed......lots of possible use for same money.
As menioned prior----and what you have already agreed to BTW--prison is supposed to be, in part, PUNISHMENT.
And having easy access to DVD's, TV, Internet etc is hardly punishment---sure you can't leave when you want, but when you can get all the luxuries of home---entertainment, drug, sex, not really all that much of a punishment is it....and no that is not a question.
And those "practices" as you call them also allow rampent violence, widespread sexual assault, gangs essentially running prisons, drug smuggling, beatings, murders, gangs leaders able to run gangs from inside.......clearly their efforts---although to be respected, might need a little improvement.
(AGAIN, interesting to me that in conext with agreement with your ideology, the authorites are "professionals" who "actually do the "work" are held by you to be above question------yet in other context---on other issues, said "professionals" are utterly wrong......odd worldview ot say the least---government authorites are ONLY "authorites" when they agree with you---otherwise they are not.)
BTW, "carrot and stick"---part of the problem here---essentially bribing inmates to "be good and we will give you a toy"---works poorly with kids, my guess is that it works even less well with hardend felons.
I also BTW have no problems with waterboarding.