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  1. Standard member Thequ1ck
    Fast above
    09 May '11 15:12
    Should incarcerated people be allowed pets?
  2. 09 May '11 15:25
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    Should incarcerated people be allowed pets?
    It depends on why you think people should be incarcerated. Is is:
    1. Punishment.
    2. Prevention of further harm.
    3. Deterrent to others.
    4. Other.

    1. and 3. suggest maybe not.
    Only 2. suggests they probably should.
    It also depends on the cost and who has to pay for it.

    I personally think all prisons should have rehabilitation as their primary goal and that pets are a big step in that direction.
  3. Standard member Thequ1ck
    Fast above
    09 May '11 15:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    It depends on why you think people should be incarcerated. Is is:
    1. Punishment.
    2. Prevention of further harm.
    3. Deterrent to others.
    4. Other.

    1. and 3. suggest maybe not.
    Only 2. suggests they probably should.
    It also depends on the cost and who has to pay for it.

    I personally think all prisons should have rehabilitation as their primary goal and that pets are a big step in that direction.
    Perspective?

    edit. Couldn it be a cost-saving exercise and not an expensive lesson instead?
  4. 09 May '11 15:30 / 1 edit
    If it is cost-effective in helping with their rehabilitation, then yes. Otherwise no.

    Perhaps it also depends on the kind of crime they have been convicted for.
  5. 09 May '11 15:33
    Good call KN. I'm thinking if they were arrested for buggery, probably not on the pets.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    09 May '11 15:37
    1) Costs money to care for the animals
    2) Prisoners are, well, criminals, and are likely to abuse the animals, if for no other reason than to upset the owner (e.g. Mr Jingles in the Green Mile by Stephen King)
  7. Standard member Thequ1ck
    Fast above
    09 May '11 15:46
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    1) Costs money to care for the animals
    2) Prisoners are, well, criminals, and are likely to abuse the animals, if for no other reason than to upset the owner (e.g. Mr Jingles in the Green Mile by Stephen King)
    1) OK, let's start with food groups
    2) That's human nature.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    09 May '11 15:47
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    1) OK, let's start with food groups
    2) That's human nature.
    Uh, no. If someone hurt my pet just to piss me off on the outside there would be Hell to pay. Inside, well...they're already in prison...
  9. Standard member Thequ1ck
    Fast above
    09 May '11 15:54
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Uh, no. If someone hurt my pet just to piss me off on the outside there would be Hell to pay. Inside, well...they're already in prison...
    Are you saying it might incite violence? In a good way or a bad way?
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    09 May '11 15:54
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    Are you saying it might incite violence? In a good way or a bad way?
    A bad way...animal abuse way...
  11. Standard member Thequ1ck
    Fast above
    09 May '11 15:57
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    A bad way...animal abuse way...
    So you believe that ignorance is bliss?
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    09 May '11 15:58
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    So you believe that ignorance is bliss?
    What?!

    You lost me.
  13. Standard member Thequ1ck
    Fast above
    09 May '11 16:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    What?!

    You lost me.
    Mind the furnishings on your way out
  14. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    09 May '11 17:09
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    Should incarcerated people be allowed pets?
    As long as they aren't playboy Bunnies!



    GRANNY.
  15. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    09 May '11 17:23
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    Should incarcerated people be allowed pets?
    I'm not sure if Michael Vick should have been allowed a dog in prison.

    Everyone else, sure, why not?