Sunday, September 23, 2007
I'm all for caning. I'm all for having rapists castrated. Criminals should be required to perform free labor for the community as penance, as opposed to working out in the prison gym. Build schools and neighborhoods, instead of build muscles. Many correctional facilities now have all the comforts of home: entertainment centers, libraries, medical facilities, cafeterias, roomy cells -- our tax dollars accommodating criminals instead of helping kids from low-income families go to college. I prefer downsizing prison cells instead of downsizing companies. I say you give criminals just the bare essentials to live, nothing to give them the idea that life behind bars is better than life outside it. So don't hand them the death sentence, just make them more productive members of society under the watchful eye of the law.