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(Daily Mail)   Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Uncompromising pictures from inside America's overcrowded prison system show the cramped lives lived by more than two million inmates   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 41
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2012-10-27 08:59:39 AM  
3 votes:
Clearly the only solution is to double down on the war on drugs.
2012-10-27 07:34:16 PM  
2 votes:

rustypouch: Benjimin_Dover: GAT_00: Ah, I see the 'criminals are subhuman' crowd is already here.

Yeah. They don't usually hide from 'criminals are saints' crowd much.

Who's saying that criminals are saints?


People who really hate saints?
2012-10-27 03:53:27 PM  
2 votes:

Repo Man: Or maybe a system that doesn't just put those who can be salvaged in with those who cannot.


That's actually a good idea... so... like... different levels of prison. Where we try to keep the dangerous and incorrigible in certain prisons where we have heightened security... more and taller fences... less inmate freedoms... that kinda thing. Then something at the other end for non-violent and first offender types where they can take classes... even do work outside the prison to learn a skill.

You should write a letter dude... that is a farking excellent idea.
2012-10-27 02:09:18 PM  
2 votes:

tonguedepressor: An island that has farming, a big field where supplies and new inmates can be parachuted onto, no guards, no boats and one big ol heaping helping dose of Darwinism.


THIS

Also...

i.qkme.me
2012-10-27 01:15:30 PM  
2 votes:
Lucky those pictures aren't scratch-n-sniff.
2012-10-27 12:27:09 PM  
2 votes:
One last thought on that.

What if everyone just quit using? Not nancy reagan just say no, but eff you current system. Quit buying drugs, quit drinking, quit using medical products you have a say in using.

Send the entire messed up substance seller empire a nice message, the current system in America is effed up badly, so the hell with all of you, we're all going to go straight edge from now on.

Except coffee. Jesus H I'd go to prison before giving up coffee.
2012-10-27 12:10:16 PM  
2 votes:
you mean it's not like it is on TV?

img2-3.timeinc.net
2012-10-27 11:23:54 AM  
2 votes:
i963.photobucket.com
2012-10-27 11:31:55 PM  
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: I personally know several (and have heard of many other) people in CA who got strike number two and FINALLY turned their lives around when they got out... simply out of fear of collecting their third strike. I think it's undeniable that "Three Strikes" succeeded in it's intended goal... for a lot of people, that second strike meant the end to your career as a criminal. Unfortunately... I don't think that modicum of success was worth the wreckage it brought with it.


Like I said before there is an initiative to change the 3 strikes to 3 violent felonies, but this won't open the flood gates of people getting out of prison. People aren't always out for blood and they don't want to see a car thief locked up for life. Though if you are facing 25 years to life for stealing a Camry you should receive a "Too stupid to live among us" sentence if you think it is worth it.
2012-10-27 10:00:18 PM  
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: mandatory minimum sentences


That phrase always make me think of this guy...

"Mandatory! Minimum! Sentences!"

/"I buy my crack, my smack, my biatch right here in Hollywood,"
2012-10-27 07:44:49 PM  
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: Death Race

/problem solved.


Yup, a totally practical solution that will be implemented any day now. Like my plan to decide presidential elections by thumb wrestling...
2012-10-27 07:15:40 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: Ah, I see the 'criminals are subhuman' crowd is already here.


Yeah. They don't usually hide from 'criminals are saints' crowd much.
2012-10-27 06:40:38 PM  
1 votes:

TheHopeDiamond: So? I would seriously be ok with chaining them up four to a cell; one per wall.

Let's make prison a deterrant again.


Why stop there? Bring back crucifixion!
2012-10-27 06:15:37 PM  
1 votes:
Here's the solution:

1. Get rid of the privatized prison industry. Put the top 10% of the profiteers/stockholders in a special slave-labor camp in northern Alaska and give the evil motherfarkers a taste of their own medicine. You might also want to put a silver stake through zombie Reagan's heart to keep that Nazi bastard from coming back from the grave.

2. Put in a clear and unambiguous amendment to the Constitution acknowledging every American's right to privacy and make all laws governing private, consensual behavior unconstitutional. After that, any congresscritter who tries to make a law outlawing victimless behavior is automatically guilty of treason against the Constitution and is tarred and feathered before getting life without parole.

3. With the removal of consensual crime laws and the privatized prison industry, America's incarceration rate should fall to normal. Prisons should be clean and safe so that some guy who's in for a minor crime isn't murdered by a lifer. As for luxuries like cable TV or conjugal visits, they have to be earned by exceptionally good behavior.

4. Hard-assed law-and-order types who think that the legal system never makes mistakes and who believe that somebody should be jailed for smoking pot should be officially declared to be Nazi dickheads and laughed at uproariously by their neighbors.

5. Former members of the Drug Enforcement Agency, except for low-level clerks, should be set on fire and launched by trebuchet into the ocean.
2012-10-27 03:24:38 PM  
1 votes:
Has anyone pointed out yet that JAIL and PRISON are not the same thing?

Way to go writer.
2012-10-27 03:16:29 PM  
1 votes:

TsukasaK: /fark you very much james for linking me to this thread


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
2012-10-27 03:13:53 PM  
1 votes:
And I messed that up. Point is, a lot of you asshats make me irrationally angry that we inhabit the same planet, and now I'm going to go do something productive with the rest of my day. I hope you get what's coming to you.

/fark you very much james for linking me to this thread
//:)
2012-10-27 03:03:03 PM  
1 votes:
Today I learned that many Americans like to pay taxes for only 2 things:
1 Wars (already knew that one)
2 Prisoners

/also learned the similarity between those peoples' brains and US prisons: not enough cells
2012-10-27 02:54:06 PM  
1 votes:

pciszek: mike0023: LOL, yeah, a society that engages in mass executions for minor crimes would be such a nice place to live.

Better than a society that refuses to execute anyone, no matter how bad their crime.

There are several such societies, such as Denmark, where people are happier than they are in the USA, according to every study that has been done.


My "common sense" tells me that you are wrong, and is immune to your so called "facts" and "evidence".
2012-10-27 02:46:35 PM  
1 votes:

charmbomb: omgwtfetc: A lot of Americans seem to have an abuser/abused relationship with their own government (which I suppose is to be expected when a government makes war on its own people). Some people really, really need to believe that there is a good reason why so many of their own citizens are punished so severely. I suppose it's a lot easier to identify with the abuser and think that as long as you mindlessly obey a set of arbitrary rules (e.g don't smoke pot) they'll leave you alone.

[assets.rollingstone.com image 306x420]

"There's a perfectly good reason why that's not me and it's him. The right people always win, I'm sure of it."

/hot

I think I love you.
No, wait, that's Louis CK that I love.
Yes, this 26-year-old young woman would be all over those cynical old man balls like honey on a hot buiscut.

/sshh


You just like him because he remembers going to the movies when it cost three dollars and there was smoking on airplanes. Not to mention the old man smell.
2012-10-27 02:37:27 PM  
1 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: zero
farks
given


and that is why you fail.
2012-10-27 02:33:45 PM  
1 votes:
WAAAAAAH, I JOINED A GANG AND ROBBED PEOPLE, ASSAULTED PEOPLE, AND SOLD DRUGS OF MY OWN FREE WILL AND NOW THEY WON'T LET ME LEAVE THIS PRISON! WAAAAAAH

zero
farks
given
2012-10-27 02:18:03 PM  
1 votes:

Nem Wan: Tatterdemalian: GAT_00: Generation_D: And I'm supposed to care, why exactly

How can prison rehabilitate in conditions like that? You do realize that's what prison sentences are supposed to do, right?

Nope. Still don't, no matter how many times the hippies make that claim.

/rehabilitation is an occasional beneficial side effect
//removal of freedom from people who abuse it is the goal

That's a stupid goal. How is it other countries don't want or need to keep people locked up as long as we do? What about Norway's total, vengeance-free focus on rehabilitation and reeducation, which is proven to convert most criminals into non-criminals by the end of the process? Why are we satisfied with justice that seeks to do nothing but break people and has almost no interest in fixing them? It's like we're more interested in the score than the game.


What about the needs of Norwegian conservatives? Where do they go for their schadenfreude fix? Answer me that Mr. smartypants!
2012-10-27 02:18:03 PM  
1 votes:
Overcrowding? Why not raise more taxes and build more prisons?

. . . but don't raise taxes on the rich. After all, they're not the ones in the prisons, so why should they have to pay for them?

/why . . . I believe I've just crafted a new Republican talking point.
2012-10-27 02:13:45 PM  
1 votes:

PsiChick: /Really, guys. Really.
//Your brains do have an on switch.


That switch is located at foobies.com
2012-10-27 02:04:48 PM  
1 votes:
Oh boo-farking-hoo!

There's plenty of space on the outside. If you want space, how about not getting thrown in prison. Also, to make room, I suggest we survey them, and see how many volunteer to take a bullet to the brain to make room. If we don't get takers, I say we volunteer them. All of them.

These people deserve death, and in some cases worse. But death for them ALL would be a good solution as far as I can tell. We spend tens of thousands of dollars per inmate per year so that murderers and rapist and play cards and watch tv and eat food we pay for? All while we spend maybe half as much per person per year on a graduate student who is teaching class and working his/her ass off in the lab trying to cure cancer? WTF!

And talk about overcrowding? WTF are you talking about. Look at all the space available even in most crowded picture they showed:

img844.imageshack.us

They should all be destroyed.
2012-10-27 02:01:30 PM  
1 votes:

tonguedepressor: An island that has farming, a big field where supplies and new inmates can be parachuted onto, no guards, no boats and one big ol heaping helping dose of Darwinism.



Lil' Bobby: "Mom, dad where's uncle Billy? You didn't have him put down, did you?"

Dad: "No son. We took him to a farm, where he'll have room to run and play. He's much happier there..."
2012-10-27 01:21:08 PM  
1 votes:
Prison ain't so bad; you can make sangria in the terlet.

img209.imageshack.us
2012-10-27 01:20:13 PM  
1 votes:
"BEN: You lucky, lucky bastard.
BRIAN: What?
BEN: Proper little jailer's pet, aren't we?
BRIAN: What do you mean?
BEN: You must have slipped him a few shekels, eh?
BRIAN: Slipped him a few shekels? You saw him spit in my face!
BEN: Ohh! What wouldn't I give to be spat at in the face! I sometimes hang
awake at night dreaming of being spat at in the face.
BRIAN: Well, it's not exactly friendly, is it? They had me in manacles!
BEN: Manacles! Ooh oooh oh oh. My idea of heaven is to be allowed to be
put in manacles... just for a few hours. They must think the sun shines out o' your arse, sonny.
BRIAN: Oh, lay off me. I've had a hard time!
BEN: You've had a hard time?! I've been here five years! They only hung me
the right way up yesterday! So, don't you come 'rou--
BRIAN: All right. All right.
BEN: They must think you're Lord God Almighty.
BRIAN: What will they do to me?
BEN: Oh, you'll probably get away with crucifixion.
BRIAN: Crucifixion?!
BEN: Yeah, first offence.
BRIAN: Get away with crucifixion?! It's--
BEN: Best thing the Romans ever did for us.
BRIAN: What?!
BEN: Oh, yeah. If we didn't have crucifixion, this country would be in a
right bloody mess.
BRIAN: Guards!
BEN: Nail him up, I say!"
2012-10-27 01:17:05 PM  
1 votes:

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: Neither, actually. It turns out that the rate of prison admissions in the US is pretty comparable to the rest of the Western world. The difference is that punishments in the US tend to be much harsher and sentences for the same crimes tend to be much longer than in the rest of the West. We have more inmates not because we send more away, but because we don't let them out when they're in. Too lazy to get you a cite from my phone but it's easy to look it up.


i.dailymail.co.uk

Let me help.
2012-10-27 01:11:41 PM  
1 votes:
Looks like a POW camp for the War on Drugs.
2012-10-27 01:11:39 PM  
1 votes:

me texan: Happy Hours: And last I checked our military is still all volunteer.

Last I checked, so is the decision to rob, stab and kill people.


Which are the only reasons that people go to jail.
2012-10-27 01:11:19 PM  
1 votes:

ZodiacMan: Release all the non-violent drug offenders and prostitutes. Kill all the burglars, thieves, murders, rapists, and kid diddlers. Then there will be plenty of room to reform the drunk drivers and tax cheats.


No, you killed them off with the murderers and thieves.
2012-10-27 01:08:46 PM  
1 votes:

yeegrek: Do you ever think that maybe there might be a few too many crimes that result in prison time?


Just to be safe, I'll just avoid committing *all* the crimes.
2012-10-27 01:05:32 PM  
1 votes:
If only there were a way for people to avoid going to an overcrowded prison.
2012-10-27 01:03:03 PM  
1 votes:
Reminds me of the berthing aboard a navy ship.

www.mbaintheusa.com

I was on the USS Ronald Reagan
2012-10-27 12:54:19 PM  
1 votes:
img4-1.coastalliving.timeinc.net

They should nice-up the place like Martha Stewart did.
2012-10-27 12:25:49 PM  
1 votes:

2wolves: Generation_D: 2wolves: USA: All the justice you can afford.

yep, just like every country anywhere ever. Don't like it? make money.

You can't create a civil society through incarceration.


Who said anything about creating a civil society? Drug users are already the ones that effed up badly enough to either kill someone over a drug deal, or get caught using because they couldn't control their own habit or use properly without getting caught or attracting attention to themselves.

I get it, you want to use, thats fine man, go ahead I have no problem with it.

But the rules say you are supremely effed if you use and get caught. So what do you do? Give in to poor impulse control, or learn to fit your vices around the current effed up legal system?

We all make our own choices.
2012-10-27 12:11:51 PM  
1 votes:

coco ebert: alwaysjaded

Consult Europe and Japan? But... but... that would involve acknowledging that America is not the greatest at everything we do!

/glad to hear you're doing better


I sinerely believe that America will correct itself once there's a changing of the guard in our leadership. We're still a very young country compared to the rest of the world and we're going to have some growing pains. I always get amused by how our friends across the pond are so quick to tell us why we suck. Yea, like the countries over there never had any dark times. They've had longer to deal with them. Of course, we should learn from our elders but this country needs to stop thinking in the past. I swear these days, America is like a washed up ex-supermodel.

/ and thank you for the kind words.
2012-10-27 10:47:26 AM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: And last I checked our military is still all volunteer.


me texan: Last I checked, so is the decision to rob, stab and kill people.


Aaaaaand we're done here.
2012-10-27 09:57:07 AM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: And last I checked our military is still all volunteer.


Last I checked, so is the decision to rob, stab and kill people.
 
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