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Well I watched an inmate listening to his MP3 player playing a game of Wii tennis today and sighed. I no longer think that prison is a deterrent at all. I mean we are letting them play video games. They just put out a policy where we are to back off on the grooming code. Where is this crap going to end? I just hope I retire before they hand the keys over to these guys and let them run it because they don’t want to leave. When they allow conjugal visits I know that prisons will just be another free home for those who want to live without responsibility. full thread

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Yes, The Death Penalty is a Deterrent (in Prison)

By Chris Leo, Retired NYS Correction Supervisor
The recent vote in California’s Proposition 34 has rekindled the debate between life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty for violent killers. If the true idea is to mete out punishment equal to the crime and save money, then a swift carrying out of the death sentence would accomplish both. The most recent covert approach is to shift the argument away from the moral issue and onto the fiscal cost. In this argument, the cost proponents leave out a few things: The excessive delay in carrying out punishment has created a false positive that the death penalty is not a deterrent and they forgot about the correction officers who work inside the prisons. ... full story

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