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The full litany of prison complaints

johnboy 13 May 2009 45

The Liberals Jeremy Hanson has finally got his prison complaint list online. So here goes:

    — The iris scanner only works after multiple attempts;
    — The searching of visitors is intrusive and demeaning;
    — The prison is freezing cold and prisoners have inadequate clothing:
    — The food portions are inadequate;
    — A mother and child were locked in the chamber access to the visiting area when the electronic system failed;
    — A number of doors, toilets, and door handles are faulty;
    — Prisoners are told that if they touch Mr Hargreaves glass artwork that was installed at massive expense in the visitors’ area then visits will be cancelled!

The cold is an interesting one. That can kill people over time, especially if they’re on a reduced calorie diet. (In a human rights compliant way).


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H1NG0 H1NG0 1:09 pm 14 May 09

Heavs said :

Yay for H1NGO at #36. You win a prize for being hte first person to mention the big wall mounted TV’s.

You win an even better prize if you could point out where you could actually procure a couple of hundred old style tv’s that can be wall mounted? Might they have plasma TV’s because that is what is being sold in the shops now?

Well done mate, you missed the point completely. Why should they have the luxury of TV’s and internet conenctions in their cells? Sure, have a TV in a common room, but having their cells decked out with them is a joke. These people are supposed to be serving time for their crimes. In case you forgot, they are criminals. I’ll gladly donate my old AWA box.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 12:44 pm 14 May 09

I’d rather mess with the bikies than the Yakuza, to be honest. The amount of power they hold in Japan is shocking. You piss them off, you leave Japan. And what about California and it’s 3 strikes law? The murder rate in California is about 5 times what it is here. To go even further – I would not want to go to jail in Brazil or South Africa (if I ever had to go to jail anywhere).

Japan is also a different society. There are specific codes of behavior within their society which we do not have, honor systems, respect, etc. A better comparison would be a California or other parts of the US, which have certain areas that have shocking crime rates (although, it’s important to remember that alot of the US is more or less as safe as we are).

Heavs Heavs 12:43 pm 14 May 09

Yay for H1NGO at #36. You win a prize for being hte first person to mention the big wall mounted TV’s.

You win an even better prize if you could point out where you could actually procure a couple of hundred old style tv’s that can be wall mounted? Might they have plasma TV’s because that is what is being sold in the shops now?

Spideydog Spideydog 12:12 pm 14 May 09

johnboy said :

Spideydog said :

The japanese have a tough love approach to criminals and I don’t see them “breeding harder criminals”

Ho ho ho.

Never heard of the Yamaguchi-gumi?

You also might like to look at the fatality rates in Japanese prisons, not something I’d like to see repeated here.

I didn’t say it was the correct way of doing things JB, I just countered DMD’s point that the tough approach just breeds harder criminals. It is not necessarily true, but not the right way either. Granted the Japanese example was a little extreme 😉

johnboy johnboy 12:09 pm 14 May 09

Spideydog said :

The japanese have a tough love approach to criminals and I don’t see them “breeding harder criminals”

Ho ho ho.

Never heard of the Yamaguchi-gumi?

You also might like to look at the fatality rates in Japanese prisons, not something I’d like to see repeated here.

Spideydog Spideydog 12:05 pm 14 May 09

Deadmandrinking said :

I agree with Jim. The role of society should include setting an example. It’s well known and well documented that societies that come down brutally on people who break their laws only breed harder criminals.

Yeah thats why we have such a fantastic rehabilitation rate with these new touchy feely prisons and “corrections” practices ……. NOT.

The japanese have a tough love approach to criminals and I don’t see them “breeding harder criminals”

I’m all for rehabilitation, but use something that works.

McDoctor McDoctor 11:34 am 14 May 09

Mr Hargreaves artwork??? Is that of or by Mr Hargreaves?

Not that it matters. But why is Mr Hargreaves artwork not seen as the most disturbing piece de resistance on the list??

Kooky….

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 11:32 am 14 May 09

I agree with Jim. The role of society should include setting an example. It’s well known and well documented that societies that come down brutally on people who break their laws only breed harder criminals.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:25 am 14 May 09

Pommy bastard said :

sunshine said :

GnT said :

couldn’t agree more…people are still people and should be treated accordingly

You missed a bit there; people are still people and should be treated accord to the way they treat society.

You want to mug, burgle rape, and abuse? Sure, you will forgive us if we don’t go the extra yards to feed and clothe you when you go to jail then, will you? After all, people are people…

Shorter PB: “He did something bad, therefore I’m allowed to do bad things to him.”

You’re arguing that two wrongs make a right. By that logic, if you forgot to pay your taxes I should be allowed to repeatedly kick you in the balls.

H1NG0 H1NG0 11:03 am 14 May 09

I have been out there quite a bit for work and never had a problem with the Iris scanners. Maybe it gets mixed up by the dilated pupils of junkies. As a person who has had a full tour of the joint, It think it is pretty swank to me. Far too nice for prisoner scum but our rubbish government thinks these people deserve big plasma TVs on their walls. It is much better than Belco Remand, Symonston or Quamby. I reckon they should have a big cup of shut the f**k up.

MrMagoo MrMagoo 11:02 am 14 May 09

Blingerific said :

Well, um, it *is* a prison isn’t it? Not a holiday resort?

Sure it is not good that security measures/devices are not working as advertised but I know of office buildings (hello Campbell Park) that are constantly cold and the workers within are not equipped for those conditions yet Parliament (State or Federal) isn’t banging on about those is it?

Exactly, its a prison, for people who have committed crimes against society. Its not Club Med. I do think certain things aren’t great, like the mother and child being caught out by a security measure, but ITS A JAIL

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:33 am 14 May 09

sunshine said :

GnT said :

couldn’t agree more…people are still people and should be treated accordingly

You missed a bit there; people are still people and should be treated accord to the way they treat society.

You want to mug, burgle rape, and abuse? Sure, you will forgive us if we don’t go the extra yards to feed and clothe you when you go to jail then, will you? After all, people are people…

ant ant 11:10 pm 13 May 09

I’m wearing my rug tonight, I knew having ice cream was a mistake. And it’s not even properly cold yet. You can certainly live without heating, and I bet the prison has some form of heating. Maybe the criminal element are used to living in fugs.

sepi sepi 10:14 pm 13 May 09

I lived in a weatherboard in yarralumla and the toilet and bathroom/laundry were outside – there was heating – a fireplace. The house was cute in summer though.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 10:11 pm 13 May 09

As a student I lived in a weather board in Turner and we couldn’t afford heating. I remember having to put the kettle in the fridge before going to bed, because if you didn’t the water would be frozen in te morning, taps in the kitchen would freeze, even the water in the bloody dunny!

That said, I think heating a place so you can wander about in a t-shirt nd jeans when it’s -3 outside is a bit rich. A jumper, beanie and a good pair of socks should suffice for these people.

Thumper Thumper 9:55 pm 13 May 09

‘The Short Timers’ leaves you cold as well, and slightly disturbed.

sepi sepi 8:48 pm 13 May 09

‘The Tenderness of Wolves’ is another book that makes you feel cold just reading it.

I’ve lived in several houses in Canberra with no heating. Blo*dy awful. And didn’t several old people die way back when, when there was a power failure? Or is this an urban myth.

Thumper Thumper 8:27 pm 13 May 09

A couple of years ago mI spent a Canberra winter with absolutely no heating at all.

yes, it was bloody cold, and I’m still alive.

Having said that, did Hargreaves sign off on the gaol after lunch? It’s zeeming rather apparent that it wasn’t ready.

Sleaz274 Sleaz274 7:38 pm 13 May 09

OMG its cold…. in canberra….. in winter…… in prison?

After several weeks of smaller meals their stomachs will adjust and they won’t be fat lazy ahtards who while away their hours by thinking of ways to breach the human rights of others.

Go ask the ADFA and RMC cadets if the Army gives a flying f*** if they are a little bit chilly during training exercises out in Majura in the rocks and kangaroo s*** for weeks at a time.

Maybe they should all receive one copy of “a day in the life of Ivan Denosovich(?)” Now just reading that book makes me shiver.

trickyxr trickyxr 6:22 pm 13 May 09

I think that no matter what, they have got to be doing it better than the homeless.

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