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    09 May '11 15:12
    Should incarcerated people be allowed pets?
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    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.
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    09 May '11 15:291 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?
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    09 May '11 15:301 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.
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    09 May '11 15:33
    Good call KN. I'm thinking if they were arrested for buggery, probably not on the pets.
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    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)
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    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.
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
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    09 May '11 15:57
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    A bad way...animal abuse way...
    So you believe that ignorance is bliss?
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    09 May '11 15:58
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    So you believe that ignorance is bliss?
    What?!

    You lost me.
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    09 May '11 16:031 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    What?!

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



    GRANNY.
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    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?
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