Friday, 29 August 2014

Oh, Dear, It’s Time For This Again…


Plans to impose a strict 10.30pm lights out policy in prisons …
...are long overdue?
… could worsen the mental health crisis in Britain's jails as vulnerable young inmates are forced into darkness, campaigners have claimed.
Oh.

And who would care more for the welfare of the poor crims than any prison discipline?
Frances Crook, the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform ….
Ah. Figures.
… warned of the "terrifying" rate of suicides in prisons and called on the government to rethink its plan, saying it will leave young prisoners in isolation for too many hours.
Oh, poor lambs!
"The very experience of prison is damaging to your mental health but imagine if you have had bouts of depression in the past or any kind of mental health problem and are then locked up in a cell for 22 hours a day with stinking ventilation and really a rather grotty diet for weeks on end.
Oh, stop! I'm welling up here!
"That is the prison experience today and so even people who have not had mental health problems and are quite robust will be badly damaged by the prison experience."
Well, it's a shame there's nothing they could do to avoid it, eh? Like...not committing crime?

10 comments:

Will jones said...

Simple, just leave the lights on all day and all night. Preferably fluorescent.

bobo said...

Perhaps we could billet a few crooks on Frances? I'll bet the Old gal's managed to acquire a gaff with at least a couple of spare bedrooms during her career in handwringing.

Bucko The Moose said...

If I ended up in prison, I would become someones bitch within the first ten minutes. The entire experience would probably send me quite mad as I'm not the kind of guy who could handle prison.

But I've heard you can avoid prison by not being a criminal?

Anonymous said...

'But I've heard you can avoid prison by not being a criminal?'

Plod propaganda would have you believe it, me Bucko.

Anonymous said...

Hard labour: they'll be asleep by seven in the evening.

andy5759 said...

Early to bed, early to rise. Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Instilling good habits may just work. Let's give it a try. Add a bit of hard work in the mornings and we could find reoffending reduced.

ukfred said...

@Bucko the Moose 13:19

The problem is that we have a corrupt system that protects the aggressor from the victim far too often. In one case I know of,a 16 year old assaulted his step-father and bust his nose open. The step father got a night in the cells for his trouble and the cocky 16 year old was bragging about how he got his step father a night at her majesty's hotel. To be honest, if stepfather had retaliated, he could have knocked the kid into the middle of next year, not just next week but plod had to arrest him to make things look good.

On the other hand, some discipline such as getting to bed early and getting wakened early might be useful to some of the young lags. I would also go so far as to say that offenders,as opposed to those on bail, should be madeto do a measuredamount of work each week to geta full ration of food.

Twenty_Rothmans said...

@Bucko
And I thought you were so butch!

I think I'd ask for Rule 66 or whatever it is.

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX ukfred said...

I would also go so far as to say that offenders,as opposed to those on bail, should be made to do a measured amount of work each week to geta full ration of food.XX

It's been tried, and what happened? The damn Brits, among others, put the prison authoritys before the Nürnberg tribunals.

NOW you are WANTING it??? Why did you not say that in 1947?

JuliaM said...

"Simple, just leave the lights on all day and all night."

We're already wasting enough money on these scum!

"But I've heard you can avoid prison by not being a criminal?"

That's crazy talk..!

"Early to bed, early to rise. Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

And a woman! ;)

"It's been tried, and what happened? The damn Brits, among others, put the prison authoritys before the Nürnberg tribunals."

I think it was for quite a bit more than just the work... ;)