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  • richardelarson47 richardelarson47 Aug 8, 2011 11:01 PM Flag

    Disgusting way of running a prison

    We've got one here in Dallas that is quite the opposite. It's 110 degrees in there, no a/c, they get a water barrel, ONCE a day. At night, they sweat to sleep. I don't think kids should be taken into those things. I've never figured out what GOOD it does them. Prisons should be places that kids hear bad things about and fear from afar. But so many of those inmates are bred from inmates and are so stupid, they don't care what their kids think. The terrible thing is, driving by this one and seeing ONE guard at the gate, a line of 30 cars, waiting for him to search each car, coming and going. Then those folks have to stand in the oppressive heat, outside, and wait an hour to get in. You don't penalize the families, it's tough enough with a kid in there who screwed up, having to live with that. But to humiliate the families is cruel. I know this because I have a friend, successful, all that, who spent a lot of time raising his son, then lost him to drugs. I am fine with making the inside of that prison unbearable. It SHOULD be.

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    • How can you have popcorn fridays in one prison and degrading almost chain gang like treatment at another owned by the same company!!!!!!???? Who regulates this co.???? I never heard Obama or anyone even talk about it. By the way, maybe they are trying to discourage families from visiting. How would you feel if someone murdered your son or raped your daughter and now he gets visits with soda and pizza and hugs every week from his family? What message is his family sending him. In my culture(80% of the time or more) if you hurt another human being badly and you go to prison, we make like you never existed. We dont allow shame to be brought on a whole family by one knucklehead. And guess what, because this is spelled out very early in a kids life.......almost no one ever goes to prison for violent crime. Gee, what nationality could that possibly be? If I had my son in prison Id sure look into the morals of those people,whomever they are. -)

    • Agree, I only know of this one in Fl. I heard Texas is different, no pampering. Well with all the accusations coming from all over the States to include Judges taking payoffs to inflict higher punishment to juveniles offenders to fill there facilities is being investigated. They actually are changing there tactics all over the States more inmate friendly, of-course you do want them back! You might want to see there Homepage and employee portal.

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      • Did you say "inmate friendly"? Then why when you watch prison documentaries like lockup and lockdown on NETFLIX are most prisons like hell holes? In fact I saw one in AZ where they kept them living in huge tents outside, no security from each other. I couldnt believe it. Oh and they would bring in dogs to search for contraban. Im talking tobacco!!!! I cant believe most prisons cut out smoking priviledges. Its one of the only things they had left to do to pass time. I hear about 50% of prisons still allow it but thats what I mean. There needs to be unification. All or none on anything.

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