Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jails are full of crminals.

Although it seems that it has come as a big surprise to the The Prisons and Probation services. They, after carefully investigation have come to the conclusion that 'There was a "criminal subculture" at a jail'

Shock! horror! Who would have thunk it that filling a jail with criminals would lead to a criminal subculture?

From my understanding there are probably more people in prison that are not what we would class as deserving of prison and these people, once inside, then have to learn how to live in a criminal subculture. Thus when they get out they actually have learnt more about the criminal culture and have picked up some handy contacts and tricks, handy of course if you are a criminal.

I'm sure the next expose we will be reading about is the Immigration Office explaining how all these immigrants are from a different culture from us in the UK. Catholics are religious and politicians are liars. I know. It's hard to believe isn't it.


At 11:29 am, Blogger John East said...

The existence of criminal sub-cultures in jails, and their function as "universities of crime", is an unfortunate by product of the penal system, but every time I hear this used as an argument for non-custodial sentences I cannot help thinking that it's better to put up with this minor failing than to have murderers, muggers, and rapists sharing my sub-culture.

At 3:25 pm, Blogger Bag said...

I'm with you on the sentencing. My view however is that the main sentences that should be custodial are crimes that directly impact a third party. In effect no jail for those found with a bit of weed on them or who owe £5 to the council.

The whole issue of sentencing needs to be sorted out to reflect the seriousness of the crime.

We also have to accept the sub culture and do something about that. My view would be that prisoners chained to walls wouldn't have time for cultural activities. just a thought.

At 5:08 pm, Blogger Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Criminal subculture in jail? Oh no!

At 2:36 pm, Blogger Bag said...

I know. If it had not been for those diligent civil servants how would we have found out?


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