cable tv in prison

cable tv in prison

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should prisoners be allowed to have cable tv ( at taxpayer expense ) or should they be limited to basic anntenna tv or no tv at all ( i am speaking of a small tv built into the wall of the cell with a plastic barrier over it so they cannot break it and not a general dayroom single tv for a group )...

r

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..( i am tired of the dayroom )...

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Purely speculating here, but I think it's likely that spending the money on improving prisons in other ways may be more effective in rehabilitating.

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..well..it is a cheap and effective reward for ok conduct ( anntenna tv ), good conduct ( the guards flip on the cable for that evening ) and bad but not really bad conduct ( no tv at all that night ).

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Originally posted by reinfeld
..well..it is a cheap and effective reward for ok conduct ( anntenna tv ), good conduct ( the guards flip on the cable for that evening ) and bad but not really bad conduct ( no tv at all that night ).
If it's cheapness (how much would a licence for a prison complex be?), and using it as a reward makes it cost effective to improving long term behaviour, then it's a good investment.

I like the idea of having it as a reward, and using it to encourage good behaviour, though I'd like to see it working in the long term as well as short term.

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I'm pretty sure that some prisons must have cable television.

STS

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They should be making little rocks out of big ones, not watching TV.

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They should be given the opportunity to work and get their own cable.

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Originally posted by reinfeld
should prisoners be allowed to have cable tv ( at taxpayer expense ) or should they be limited to basic anntenna tv or no tv at all ( i am speaking of a small tv built into the wall of the cell with a plastic barrier over it so they cannot break it and not a general dayroom single tv for a group )...
Prisoners under "simulated death" sentence should see no TV programs with a post-conviction broadcast date. They should be "dead" to the world and the world "dead" to them -- while remaining technically alive, of course.

Others -- OK.

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Originally posted by reinfeld
should prisoners be allowed to have cable tv ( at taxpayer expense ) or should they be limited to basic anntenna tv or no tv at all ( i am speaking of a small tv built into the wall of the cell with a plastic barrier over it so they cannot break it and not a general dayroom single tv for a group )...
Give them access only to certain shows - reality tv and the like.
Now that is a punishment.

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Originally posted by amannion
Give them access only to certain shows - reality tv and the like.
Now that is a punishment.
Force them to watch Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. I've tried it before to test my willpower, can't get through more than 10 minutes of it.

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I'd give them all flat screen plama TV's and a big plush recliner, but the only thing they could get on it would be granny porn.

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Originally posted by kirksey957
I'd give them all flat screen plama TV's and a big plush recliner, but the only thing they could get on it would be granny porn.
some of them phsyco's would love that. but what do you expect- This IS America!

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Originally posted by reinfeld
should prisoners be allowed to have cable tv ( at taxpayer expense ) or should they be limited to basic anntenna tv or no tv at all ( i am speaking of a small tv built into the wall of the cell with a plastic barrier over it so they cannot break it and not a general dayroom single tv for a group )...
Screw TV, books or workouts, that's the choice...

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Originally posted by mrstabby
If it's cheapness (how much would a licence for a prison complex be?), and using it as a reward makes it cost effective to improving long term behaviour, then it's a good investment.

I like the idea of having it as a reward, and using it to encourage good behaviour, though I'd like to see it working in the long term as well as short term.
A bit more stick and less carrot would be more likely to persuade inmates not to come for more.

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