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2005-04-02 05:06:44 PM
Maybe this idea will work better than the last idea the Japanese had, chopping their heads off....

 
2005-04-02 07:21:13 PM
Here in the United States we call people that dress like that 'Homosexuals'.
 
2005-04-02 07:22:53 PM
Homosexuals in prison? No!
 
2005-04-02 07:26:03 PM
Japan trifecta!
 
2005-04-02 07:26:48 PM
Queer Eye for the Un-reabiliatable Convict?
 
2005-04-02 07:27:29 PM
Japanese prison gangs choosing fuschia for gang color in 3...2...1...
 
2005-04-02 07:28:28 PM
So basically, they're turning the Japanese prisoners into Yamamba girls?

They must not have anything against cruel & unusual punishment in their constitution...
 
2005-04-02 07:28:35 PM
"Japan is rethinking its treatment of its more than 60 000 prison inmates after uncovering incidents of fatal abuse by guards"

Maybe the offending guards should have to wear fruity clothes instead?
 
2005-04-02 07:29:06 PM
Japan is rethinking its treatment of its more than 60 000 prison inmates after uncovering incidents of fatal abuse by guards at Nagoya Prison in 2001 and 2002.

The colors inmates are wearing will definitely keep guards from abusing them.

Erm. Hopefully "rethinking its treatment of..." means they're rethinking their employment and training standards as well and stuff.
 
2005-04-02 07:29:46 PM
Necrosis you took the words right off of my keyboard!
 
2005-04-02 07:31:08 PM
Wow, Japan has more than 60,000 prisoners? Isn't the most serious crime there (outside of the Yakuza, of course) graffiti, or something?

/wants to move to Japan
 
2005-04-02 07:36:24 PM
You ever see a Japanese prison?

"FUCHU PRISON, near Tokyo is home to 2500 of Japan's most hardened criminals. At Fuchu, Arnett lived in a 9-by-5-foot cell furnished with a hard, narrow bed, a sink that also was his desk and a toilet that he could flush only when permitted by the guards. His mail was censored, and he was not allowed writing materials. The books he read were the few approved by his guards. Gifts from home were kept from him until his release. Despite his diabetes, Arnett's diet was dominated by seaweed, fish and rice. He lost 55 pounds in 18 months. Fourteen of those months were spent in solitary, in a room where a camera recorded his every move. His scalp was shaved every two weeks. He was forbidden to look out the window or to communicate with other inmates. He worked eight hours a day, even in solitary, making paper bags in his cell. He could not touch his bunk during the day, but when the lights went out at night, if he was not lying down, he was punished. On his release, due to improper treatment of his diabetes, an doctor called him "a walking dead man.""
 
2005-04-02 07:36:57 PM
Why? Is going to jail supposed to be a pleasant experience? Reguardless of which country, shouldn't prisoners hate being there? Call me crazy, but I thought misery was the point of being incarcerated.
 
2005-04-02 07:40:59 PM
Why? Is going to jail supposed to be a pleasant experience? Reguardless of which country, shouldn't prisoners hate being there? Call me crazy, but I thought misery was the point of being incarcerated.
The point of incarceration is rehabilitation. It's good for it to be unpleasant. It's bad for it to be concentration-camp-level unpleasant.
 
2005-04-02 07:41:33 PM
I wonder if Japanese officials considered suits with visible zippers as spiffily demonstrated by Bob Newhart in the peerless 1976 made-for-TV movie "Thursday's Game".
 
2005-04-02 07:42:20 PM
Because that will work.
 
2005-04-02 07:42:28 PM
dillo:

Why? Is going to jail supposed to be a pleasant experience? Reguardless of which country, shouldn't prisoners hate being there? Call me crazy, but I thought misery was the point of being incarcerated.

No, I tend to doubt that's the aim. I imagine the thinking might be that certain colors inspire certain things, which would discourage other.. bad things. Just a guess.
 
2005-04-02 07:45:09 PM
Queer Eye for the Incarcerated Guy?
 
2005-04-02 07:46:42 PM
My guess is the "colorful uniform" part is going to be draping them with a large red dot
 
2005-04-02 07:51:45 PM
If improving morale decreases violence why not. Just makes it safer for the guards.
 
2005-04-02 07:54:14 PM
"colour psychologists"?
 
2005-04-02 07:55:34 PM
I wonder how they'll get the uniforms to retain their colour?

"Ancient Japanese secret, huhn!?"
 
2005-04-02 08:03:52 PM
"Naahh. I'll just keep wearing black until they come out with something darker."
 
2005-04-02 08:07:07 PM
05-04-02 07:36:57 PM dillo

Why? Is going to jail supposed to be a pleasant experience? Reguardless of which country, shouldn't prisoners hate being there? Call me crazy, but I thought misery was the point of being incarcerated.


Ahhh. I remember the days when I had no concept of wrongful accusation...
 
2005-04-02 08:13:43 PM
Thank god, I was looking to accessorize with my Seafoam colored shiv. Now I have something to wear. Thank You Japan!
 
2005-04-02 08:17:30 PM
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COLORED CHALK?!?!?!?
 
2005-04-02 08:18:02 PM
Everytime I think of Japanese prison, I think of that magnificant movie, "The Story of Ricky", truly badfilm taken to the level of unforgettable.

For those who have never seen this masterpiece, it had the segment where the great big guy pops a little guy's head like an egg--by clapping his hands together. It was used on the original Craig Kilborn "The Daily Show".
 
2005-04-02 08:21:49 PM
In prison, we use solid colors. There are no accents in prison.
 
2005-04-02 08:28:54 PM
Japanese prison biatches... Mmmmm... Delicious!

/I've always wanted to try on some soy-cornhole...
 
2005-04-02 08:31:59 PM
I'm suprised no one's trotted out "the beatings will continue..."
 
2005-04-02 08:32:08 PM
126,974,628(Japan's pop)/60,000(Prison pop) = .000472

300,000,000(Rough estimate of US pop)/2,085,620(2003 US prison population) = .00695

That's crazy. .04% of Japanese people are in prison, the latter is the US, or .70%.

.04 seems really low. Crime really must not be a problem there.
 
2005-04-02 08:33:31 PM
I remember, back in SC, I read an article about a prison that painted its cells' walls polka-dotted pink, to discourage violence and to generally keep the inmates less angry. Apparently it worked.
 
2005-04-02 08:43:08 PM
Disciplined,
Its because of a lack of angry minorities.
 
2005-04-02 08:49:50 PM
Disciplined: .04 seems really low. Crime really must not be a problem there.

Actually, no. Japan just has a weird way of dealing with crime:

If you get arrested, the first thing you do is *apologize*. You don't ask for a lawyer or plead your innocense;.you apologize your ass off. If no one died due to your crime, you'll get off with a hefty fine after you plead guilty and apologize a few more times.

Even if you really *aren't* guilty, this is still the best way to proceed, because of this fact: Of all cases that go to court, about 99% of defendents are found guilty and sent to prison. And very few Japanese try to escape from prison: where would they go? Only foreign prisoners really try to escape, but those attempts are rare.

That being said, I visited a minimum security prison (in Shiga Prefecture), and it was pretty darn nice. They were having their annual Sports Day while we were there, and it was interesting seeing all the inmates in the sports arena with only a few guards with no guns. The inmates all do productive work during the day and get more and more privileges as they complete their sentence. Ideally, you go from sleeping with 3 or 4 roommates to having your own room, reading more books, and even working outside the prison during the day. The idea is that by the time you get out of prison you have been integrated back into culture somewhat.

Of course, if you are a serial killer or a repeat offender, your experience will be very, very different.

/knows far too much about Japanese prison life for a gaijin
 
2005-04-02 08:50:07 PM
Brown sheets? Well, that takes care of the embarassing morning skid mark problem.
 
2005-04-02 09:03:47 PM


They should keep the black and white stripes,
just make them a costume to wear under them.
 
2005-04-02 09:03:53 PM
Hey, doesn't Japan have super strict gun control laws? Maybe thats why they have so few.... naw, couldn't be. I mean, its not like the NRA would lie to us about how guns make us all safer, right?
 
2005-04-02 09:08:00 PM
What about that classic look of broad black & white chalk stripe ensembles. It's been a favorite of chain gangs here in the states for years and has never gone out of style...it's a look that stands out and really makes a statement.

Of course, there was a mild fashion coup attmepted about two or three years ago, where the inmate trustees of one country lockup (down in Alabama, I believe) threw hissy fits, claiming embarassment and that their outfits made them look like "the Hamburglar"!
 
2005-04-02 09:08:27 PM
TwistedFark: That's what the martial arts is for. Duh.

/kidding
 
2005-04-02 09:10:21 PM
j-po: BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COLORED CHALK?!?!?!?



"I warned ye! Didn't I warn ye?! That colored chalk was forged by Lucifer 'imself!"
 
2005-04-02 09:11:17 PM
Don't forget the pink underwear. (like in that prison camp down in Arizona)
 
2005-04-02 09:22:51 PM

At least they don't have to worry about this guy harshing their color scheme.
 
2005-04-02 09:23:27 PM
They should improve morale by having them run around naked. Thems must be Turrists, anyways. You know, them brown-skinned people all do Turr. 9-11. Everyone accused is guilty, so they should be tortured.

/Me 'Mer'coonthis 'Mer'ca, and ev'rybody better be 'Mer'cun, speek Mer'cun, and drive 'Mer'cun SUVs!
 
2005-04-02 09:23:43 PM
Goddamn you, Martha Stewart.
 
2005-04-02 09:26:44 PM
Timmah2.0

Why the link to EA Play? What has that got to do with the price of tea in China?
 
2005-04-02 09:41:23 PM
What about a nice floral pattern for all the prison biatches?
 
2005-04-02 09:43:43 PM
You know what would improve my morale? Not getting raped in the ass.
 
2005-04-02 10:02:07 PM
Deez Nutz

You know what would improve my morale? Not getting raped in the ass.

It's not so bad in Japanese prison. Smaller weeners. You americans penises soooooo much bigger.
 
2005-04-02 10:33:41 PM
Er, yeah, so how 'bout them penguins? :)
 
2005-04-02 10:52:04 PM
gee, it must nice to live in a country that does not have a socio-political gestalt evolved from prison-labor camp/slave plantation beginnings....
 
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