But the point about conditions for prisoners is valid. Is it acceptable that a life sentence serving serial killer receive tax payer supplied privileges like a personal trainer while writing her cook book, while others are denied a therapist for lack of funds? The deeper question the author asks is how fair is it benefit$ be given to someone with little to no ability to appreciate their circumstance or crime (and to that end, rehabilitate) when the money could be used for therapy those who actually could improve.
It has been often discussed that it is almost pointless to try to punish people with antisocial personality disorder because they will not learn from it and it is impossible to rehabilitate. (…) This is where the idea of the warehouse to put psychopaths and others that are unable to be rehabilitated would come in handy. By doing this you separate people who are obviously mentally disturbed from prisoners who can function as completely normal citizens after rehabilitation. This would allow different standards to be set for different groups. VIA
Separating criminals based on level of mental illness and possibility of improvement (like we do with the level of heinousness of the crime/risk of the offender- min vs max)… assuming rehabilitation and thoughtful appropriation of funding is our prison system’s goal. I know the Senate Republicans of NY would love a new permanent money making facility. Thoughts?