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Prisons (Current Controversies)
Prisons (Current Controversies)

gr8dna, February 16, 2012

L.Ron Hubbard said it well I think. These are not his exact words but I remember his viewpoint on crime and incarceration as a solution. He stated simply that it is not. It is the collective agreement among society at large that to take space and time from an individual will cow him into obedience. Of course it has the opposite effect. He said that man's ability to rehabilitate an individual guilty of crimes is directly proportional to his ability to confront evil. It is easy, he said, to offer treatment to a person who smokes pot or even hits his kid. But for the man who kills a child he will be sentenced to a path that will likely leave him mostly insane, and thoroughly avoid any improvement to the individual, and thereby for us as a species.

I believe in prisons without walls. Where man can face his actions and become free (and not a criminal!)
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