In Australia they are adding jails, re-opening old derelict jails.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-10/nsw-prisons-to-see-1400-extra-beds-old-jails-re-opened/7712570

Well, there you go. One would think after the abuse in detention centres, government would be actively looking at doing things differently. No, we are getting more jails, more punishment, more prisoners, more re-offenders. It clearly shows that our attention is not on lowering crime by rehabilitation and re-education. No we are pursuing what has proven to be so wrong. Punishment alone does not work.

It achieves the opposite.

8 Responses to “In Australia they are adding jails, re-opening old derelict jails.”

  1. stuartbramhall Says:

    I don’t know whether this is more concerning or the Australian push to expand nuclear power – when other countries (including the US) are abandoning it. Someone needs to inform your government that the US is a dying empire.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      With all the sun, wind and waves in Australia, and new battery technology, we should all be disconnecting from the grid and stop burning coal. We still look to the US for guidance and protection. Uncle Sam is now in retreat and it will be China’s turn next.

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  2. Jacqui Murray Says:

    No one knows how to solve problems anymore, do they. Sigh.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Well, I do hope a solution is found in your book, Jacqui. It’s introduction makes for harrowing reading and one just has to buy it in order to come to a situation giving relief to the suspense.
      A great read!

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  3. Big M Says:

    It would be cheaper to build more public housing, or schools, or scholarships for the poor, but I guess that wouldn’t fit into the American style ‘democracy’ that we seem to be pursuing.

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  4. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    This is because some groups of rulers are convinced that thinking (or, god forbid, listening to those intellectual liberals) is weak, decisive dominating action is all.

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