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Ovals and the Alexander Maconochie Centre

By jaq 27 October 2008 155

I felt saddened by the adverse reaction to the new gaol having an oval.

What a shame that some people still think the best way to rehabilitate someone is through deprivation, humiliation and devaluation.

Exercise is one of the best ways to balance a person’s emotions, science now tells us this..

So maybe if the new gaol does concentrate on what the latest scientific evidence is telling us in relation to emotions and behaviour, our society and our prison system will benefit.

What’s Your opinion?


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tylersmayhem 8:26 am 30 Oct 08

Ta Tyler Ive enjoyed more than your money 🙂 But really thanks for the cash.

Since you are not running around committing crimes – you’re welcome!

dexi 3:36 pm 29 Oct 08

Ta Tyler Ive enjoyed more than your money 🙂 But really thanks for the cash.

tylersmayhem 3:30 pm 29 Oct 08

All very interesting points Dexi. Thanks!

dexi 3:25 pm 29 Oct 08

Did you get his number I’m having problems finding this new ice drug. Seems its just the old ice drug but with a new marketing campaign. This ones got “with more violence” printed on the baggy.

Really shouldn’t we just let this thread go. Ive got Google street view to scan.

Ive learnt
That jail is a nice place to be if you can get in.
That punishment and brutality is a good deterrent, when there is a lot of it.
That rehabilitation is a hard word to spell.
That the children of Canberra have little access to good sporting grounds.
The middle class have computers and poor security.
That drugs are bad.
Criminals are bad.
That drugged up criminals, are over funded with tax dollars and possibly stealing your computer while your at work reading RA.

dexi 3:02 pm 29 Oct 08

Sure I enjoy breakfast every Thursday fortnight. Cant wait for tomorrow. I already am a contributing member of society. I live within my means ($200). I grow food to feed people. I help little old ladies with shopping. I rarely except other peoples money or charity. Ive payed large amounts of tax in the past. Until now, I haven’t robbed, battered, stolen, prostituted, or defrauded anyone to survive(although my last job involved a few of these).

My crime is I don’t work. Will that get me a holiday or just abuse.

Non-comical…. I wont ever work for a man and be told the way it is ever again. I would rather die of starvation.

peterh 2:55 pm 29 Oct 08

dexi said :

Well I’m sold. I need a holiday. You know what I’m doing today Peter? I’m planing my break and enter rampage of the middle class suburbs. I thought Id get a skin full of that new drug doing the rounds (Looks better if I’m on drugs). I’ll Hand my self in, because we know how much interest the police take in petty theft. Wanna buy a big screen? Going cheap.

dexi, you crack me up.

oh, and no, thanks, I picked one up from some guy in an unregistered van – dunno if he was on drugs, but hey, he looked like he was….

tylersmayhem 2:09 pm 29 Oct 08

I already enjoy your money. All $200 a week

Yes, you made that clear earlier on in this post – I didn’t miss that, and chose not to comment at the time. After reading all of your posts, I am left questioning your road to recovery, or do you intend to live off taxpayer money until the very end? I do not say this out of malice, I ask it out of curiosity. Where is any incentive for you to re-enter society as a contributing member? Are you required to “work for the dole”, or attempt to get work, volunteer…? I will never understand the the cruel and horrible treatment you have experienced, nor will I ever pretend to. But I’m interested in your real, non-comical perspective for the future?

And really, DO you “enjoy” the taxpayer money? After reading your posts on this thread, it would appear that there is very little that you “enjoy”. What could society be doing more of, or better to help you?

dexi 1:44 pm 29 Oct 08

I already enjoy your money. All $200 a week. Thank you. First I have to get in. It would seem harder than it should be for a first offence, with being on drugs and all.

Ta Jim Right back at ya……….

tylersmayhem 1:34 pm 29 Oct 08

they wouldn’t have to leave the facility

So true *rubbing chin*…there was actually a dude walking around a few hours ago looking for someone to do some extra data entry. Brilliant idea. We can outsource to these inmates! Cool!

@Dexi: at least you have some goals and direction now mate. When get out, please post on here and let us know what the holiday camp is like first hand. I’d like to at least know first hand, my taxpayer money is being enjoyed.

Jim Jones 1:17 pm 29 Oct 08

That’s pure gold, Dexi!

dexi 1:04 pm 29 Oct 08

Well I’m sold. I need a holiday. You know what I’m doing today Peter? I’m planing my break and enter rampage of the middle class suburbs. I thought Id get a skin full of that new drug doing the rounds (Looks better if I’m on drugs). I’ll Hand my self in, because we know how much interest the police take in petty theft. Then I get all that sweet stuff on the inside. I love a swim and a bit of baseball. What with a little biffo and sodomy thrown in what could be better. Three meals a day. I might even get some meaningful work and be valued for my contribution. Health care on provided. It could become a yearly sabbatical from the trials and tribulations of the real world. I’m only a little worried as this is the ACT and I might get a short sentence or even worse, a slap on the wrist. Seems such a lot of effort for wrist slapping. I gotta get in quick before the words out and it fills up. Wanna buy a big screen? Going cheap.

peterh 12:45 pm 29 Oct 08

dexi said :

Id say there will be plenty grounds keeping work going round with all that manicuring of lawns.

What you don’t see much of are work places that take in ex crime’s offering support understanding and good honest work. The pear support can do wonders. Better real Jobs on the outside than forced labour on the inside.

but dexi, the problem is that the numbers of jobs on the outside in canberra won’t be easy to acquire without some sort of program – like the traineeship programs or new apprenticeships that allow these people to gain a ticket in a trade. And will that disadvantage young people entering the workforce for the first time or older people who are chronically unemployed – given a chance at a new work direction?

The problem is that the areas crying out for workers are either

a} flooded with applications, most of them unsuitable
b) after sufficiently qualified personnel
c) unable to offer training to interested parties as they cannot afford the loss of 2 staff members – one to train & one to learn.

dexi 12:27 pm 29 Oct 08

Id say there will be plenty grounds keeping work going round with all that manicuring of lawns.

What you don’t see much of are work places that take in ex crime’s offering support understanding and good honest work. The pear support can do wonders. Better real Jobs on the outside than forced labour on the inside.

peterh 12:23 pm 29 Oct 08

they wouldn’t have to leave the facility – you could use the labour to keep the facility looking good, instead of employing contractors to come in and spruce it up during lockdown. ACT Housing promotes “the best garden” programs, so could the centre.

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