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The full litany of prison complaints

By 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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