Shut down Gitmo?? HA!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by saxon, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. saxon


    Most or all of the prisons in the US should be shut down for the inhumane treatment many prisoners suffer at the hands of other prisoners! If the de facto punishment of a term in prison goes beyond what was the specific sentence of the court, then the rule of law is meaningless.

    A case in point:

    Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff reportedly assaulted in prison

    REUTERS - Thu Mar 18, 7:59 pm ET

    Last December, officials at the federal prison in Butner, N.C., rebuffed rumors of a prison-yard beatdown involving the facility's most famous inmate, Bernie Madoff—he of the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that crashed to earth so ingloriously in 2008. Yes, the prison’s administrators conceded, Madoff had suffered facial fractures and lacerations, broken ribs and a collapsed lung requiring an extended hospital stay. But the former Wall Street titan had just fallen out of his bunk bed, they insisted.

    Today, observers who were skeptical of the odds that one’s lung might collapse after a tumble out of bed were vindicated. The Wall Street Journal confirmed the more plausible version of events today: that Madoff was indeed jumped and beaten up by a fellow inmate, a “beefy” gent who possessed a black belt in judo—and had a personal grievance stemming from a Madoff-contracted debt he believed he was owed.
  2. I think its ridiculous to house violent people in prison. They should get the death penatly if they are violent like that and it should be executed swiftly, not over several years. They will never be reformed and will always continue to hurt others out of their own selfish desires. In fact, if we did have this kind of rule, you can be sure that prisoners would all of a sudden be less violent.
  3. imprisoning is a waste of the countries resources, people should be punished physically and then let go

    for instance tax money that is spent on keeping people in prison, kids that are left without one parent for years, but ya those things are insignificant in america because americans are like animals most of them are raised by only one parent and grow up seeing their mother bringing random people to the house every night anyways