15 September, 2005
Just a thought
I have always thought politics was so boring that I never really took any notice of what was going on around me. People say that I am above average intelligence you wouldn't think so with the kind I had led until a few years ago. Now I listen and learn about what's going on and sometimes I really do get annoyed when it does seem that the less fortunate are getting a raw deal. The guy from Norway said that where he lived there had been no crime until recently and that criminals now where treated better than most. Even in this country we have the half remission for what they call good behavior but even that seems to have become an automatic thing. They have TVs in their cells and three meals a day. I was just thinking if prison was made more of a punishment wouldn't it become the deterrent its meant to be. I once heard someone from the probation service say because of the number of people in prison reforming them is impossible. I think that's a load of b-llsh-t. Pardon my language. I have been in prison and when I was there you just had a radio and one hour a day if you were lucky. There were things like sewing mail bags to earn your miserly wage and lessons at night for a couple of hours that's what made it a prison but it's what made you not want to come back. Can we learn lessons that will benefit all? I don't know, but to be as soft as we are on criminals is a waste of time and of course we will have those people saying taking away someone's liberty should be enough. Anyway these are just my thoughts what do you think?