I was reading this article the other day and it inspired me to write this.
- Free Satellite TV (every single cell has one of these)
- 3 Square meals a day, healthy with the exception of Desert (CHOCOLATE PUDDING!): What do prisoners eat? | newsobserver.com projects
- A weight room
- Free medical care
- Free college courses
- And I'm sure much more
Free Satellite TV
I think it's ridiculous that murderers and rapists be allowed to watch satellite TV, that's better than what I currently get and I (actually my Mom) has to pay for it.
These people get to watch whatever they want for free, that sounds like a good deal to me, but I don't think they deserve it.
3 Square Meals
This wouldn't be so bad but it gets served to them. People walk by and give them their food in their cell, they should have to work so much to get the food, like the highway clean-up or whatever. I can't really think of something else right now, but there should be something they have to do as payment.
A weight room
Personally, I think that this is one of the stupidest things you can put in a prison. What's next? A freaking shooting range? If someone strangled someone else to death to get in prison, I don't think I want him to be stronger when he gets out, it just doesn't sound that great to me.
I think that if there is going to be a weight room, it should only be allowed for people that did sort-of low danger crimes (Tax evasion, scamming, things that don't involve physical pain ) , but not for the murderers and people that got in for using their physical strength to take advantage of another.
Free medical care
I see this like I see the meals, they should at least have to find some way to work for it.
Free college courses
This is probably the only one I actually agree on, I'm just putting it here in case there's someone with my beliefs, only more radically and they want to expand on this.
I think they should have the right to get an education and attempt to better themselves, but I think they should have to do so much to get them, like have good behavior, etc.
I think prisoners get way too many privileges. They get a decent bed, satellite TV, 3 square meals a day, they have a weight room and a library and they get thousand dollar courses all for FREE.
I think it's practically a REWARD to get in there, I'm sure any homeless person would rather go there than be out in the cold.