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(BBC-US)   "Bloody good show, lads, catching that absconded prisoner from our open jail last . . . blimey, did anyone remember to lock the door this time? Oh, bloody hell, there goes another one"   (bbc.com) divider line 40
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2014-06-20 08:43:44 PM
♫ Yackety Sax ♫
 
2014-06-20 09:58:13 PM
Open prisons are a farce

UK should have known better
 
2014-06-20 11:51:04 PM

cman: Open prisons are a farce

UK should have known better


I don't think they're a bad idea, but they shouldn't house violent offenders.
 
2014-06-21 12:23:11 AM
Her Majesty should have known better. It's her Prison after all.
 
2014-06-21 12:25:54 AM
Screw the honor system!  My car needs me!
 
2014-06-21 12:29:57 AM

cman: Open prisons are a farce

UK should have known better


At the very least they shouldn't be putting a guy named "Skullcracker" in one.
 
2014-06-21 12:39:37 AM

SkunkWorx: Screw the honor system!  My car needs me!


Correct response.  Thread locked.  Thanks for participating, everyone.
 
2014-06-21 12:40:44 AM
Meanwhile, in Canada...

moroccantimes.com
 
2014-06-21 12:42:17 AM
On another note, wtf does the HMP in "HMP Sudbury" mean?  His Majesty's Prison?  Please don't tell me they affectionately name their prisons like they name their ships...
 
2014-06-21 12:46:52 AM
Moeburn:   On another note, wtf does the HMP in "HMP Sudbury" mean?  His Majesty's Prison?  Please don't tell me they affectionately name their prisons like they name their ships...

And the prisoners there are "serving at her Majesty's leisure".

Heard that joke somewhere.  Pronounced "leh-sure".
 
2014-06-21 12:47:06 AM

Mike_LowELL: SkunkWorx: Screw the honor system!  My car needs me!

Correct response.  Thread locked.  Thanks for participating, everyone.


Not all of us care about if Simpsons did it first...
 
2014-06-21 12:49:20 AM

moeburn: On another note, wtf does the HMP in "HMP Sudbury" mean?  His Majesty's Prison?  Please don't tell me they affectionately name their prisons like they name their ships...


Her Majesty's Prison. Chuck is still waiting in line.

They name everything in the UK like they name their ships. HM Chip Shop, HM Tobacconists, HM Auto Detailing,
 
2014-06-21 12:49:34 AM

moeburn: Meanwhile, in Canada...

[moroccantimes.com image 628x316]


Meh, they just stole the idea from the thief who broke out of a prison in France a while back.

/that being said, if you have access and the means, it's a pretty badass way to escape
//the guy in France did it with a bit more style, IMHO; of course, he was part of the Pink Panther thieve's syndicate... or some such
///mind is fried so bit hazy on names/details
 
2014-06-21 12:51:07 AM

moeburn: On another note, wtf does the HMP in "HMP Sudbury" mean?  His Majesty's Prison?  Please don't tell me they affectionately name their prisons like they name their ships...


Her Majesty's Prison.

Lizzy's been Queen a long time.
 
2014-06-21 01:13:31 AM
Maybe it's the name, Subs. Maybe calling it an "open prison" isn't such a good idea.

"Lock the door? Whatever for? I thought we were an open prison?"
 
2014-06-21 01:17:00 AM

TuteTibiImperes: cman: Open prisons are a farce

UK should have known better

I don't think they're a bad idea, but they shouldn't house violent offenders.


This. Everyone's so hasty to throw out the baby with the bath water. If "prison" doesn't involve damp cells, wall chains, and the rack some folks just aren't happy.

/stop putting people with anger management issues and poor impulse control in open prisons, that's all
 
2014-06-21 01:22:55 AM
Someone needs to tell them that "revolving door prisons" are a figure of speech and not a design parameter...
 
2014-06-21 01:23:14 AM

Anastacya: moeburn: Meanwhile, in Canada...

[moroccantimes.com image 628x316]

Meh, they just stole the idea from the thief who broke out of a prison in France a while back.


They stole the idea from themselves, when they tried the exact same helicopter rescue on the exact same prison several years ago, but failed.  They learned from their mistakes and planned to try again, whereas the prison learned absolutely nothing and said "meh".
 
2014-06-21 01:23:51 AM
Wheatley, known as "Skullcracker"

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-21 01:24:29 AM
The headline doesn't adequately use proper Briddishisms.

It should end with "Pip, pip and Tally-ho!"
 
2014-06-21 01:25:01 AM

moeburn: Anastacya: moeburn: Meanwhile, in Canada...

[moroccantimes.com image 628x316]

Meh, they just stole the idea from the thief who broke out of a prison in France a while back.

They stole the idea from themselves, when they tried the exact same helicopter rescue on the exact same prison several years ago, but failed.  They learned from their mistakes and planned to try again, whereas the prison learned absolutely nothing and said "meh".


To be fair, the prison is in France. Of course they said "meh".

/they no longer have that "storm the Bastille!" mentality, you know
 
2014-06-21 01:26:02 AM

SpdrJay: The headline doesn't adequately use proper Briddishisms.

It should end with "Pip, pip and Tally-ho!"


I was thinking "gobsmacked" would've been a good choice to work in there somehow.
 
2014-06-21 01:36:58 AM
Support your local sheriff
 
2014-06-21 01:38:13 AM
Now we know the name of the current warden at Arkham, or really any cartoon prison.
 
2014-06-21 01:39:51 AM
i.imgur.com

/damn, I was hoping it was Bronson who got out.
 
2014-06-21 02:04:02 AM

SkunkWorx: Screw the honor system!  My car needs me!


Ypu're ruining it for the rest if us!
 
2014-06-21 02:12:35 AM
FTFA: Figures obtained by the Press Association from the force revealed 28 prisoners are currently missing from the prison.
They include a number who have a history of violence, while one has been on the run for more than 20 years after being allowed out in 1992.


28?  WTF does it take before someone starts thinking, "Hey, maybe this isn't the best idea we've ever had?"
 
2014-06-21 02:16:49 AM
Several slippery suspects succinctly showcase Sudbury's shiatty security setup...
 
2014-06-21 02:24:39 AM

Emposter: FTFA: Figures obtained by the Press Association from the force revealed 28 prisoners are currently missing from the prison.
They include a number who have a history of violence, while one has been on the run for more than 20 years after being allowed out in 1992.

28?  WTF does it take before someone starts thinking, "Hey, maybe this isn't the best idea we've ever had?"


I wonder how many of those guys still on the run think to themselves: geez, I would've finished my sentence by now.
 
2014-06-21 02:48:47 AM

SpdrJay: The headline doesn't adequately use proper Briddishisms.

It should end with "Pip, pip and Tally-ho!"


And "jail" should have been spelled "gaol."

/excuse me, I mean spelt.
 
2014-06-21 03:04:46 AM
I am not clicking on another freaking World Cup link.
 
2014-06-21 04:16:46 AM

SirEattonHogg: Moeburn:   On another note, wtf does the HMP in "HMP Sudbury" mean?  His Majesty's Prison?  Please don't tell me they affectionately name their prisons like they name their ships...

And the prisoners there are "serving at her Majesty's leisure".

Heard that joke somewhere.  Pronounced "leh-sure".


It's "At Her Majesty's pleasure". You're a Sir, you should have known that.
 
2014-06-21 07:10:34 AM

SkunkWorx: Screw the honor system!  My car needs me!


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-21 07:37:16 AM

brimed03: Maybe it's the name, Subs. Maybe calling it an "open prison" isn't such a good idea.

"Lock the door? Whatever for? I thought we were an open prison?"


Wouldn't that be the same as a halfway house?
 
2014-06-21 08:07:08 AM
FTFA: In the most high-profile case Michael Wheatley, known as "Skullcracker", carried out a raid on a building society in May while on the run from HMP Standford Hill in Kent.

Welcome to 1973.

static.guim.co.uk

//A building society is Britain's version of a credit union.
///They usually only get robbed these days in reruns of The Sweeney
 
2014-06-21 09:12:02 AM
Such a thing would never happen at Lowell State Maximum Security Prison.

How can I be first with this?
 
2014-06-21 09:20:40 AM

cman: Open prisons are a farce

UK should have known better


Nothing wrong with open prisons; you just need to limit the population to people who have more to lose from absconding than staying in jail. Armed robbers shouldn't be there. People with multiple DUIs, or tax cheats, that's who can be kept in open prisons (which are not there because someone wants to coddle the inmates; they're there because they're a lot cheaper to run).
 
2014-06-21 09:58:23 AM

Emposter: FTFA: Figures obtained by the Press Association from the force revealed 28 prisoners are currently missing from the prison.
They include a number who have a history of violence, while one has been on the run for more than 20 years after being allowed out in 1992.

28?  WTF does it take before someone starts thinking, "Hey, maybe this isn't the best idea we've ever had?"


Well, as of yesterday there were 85,414 people in UK prisons, so probably a bit more than 0.03%.

/Frankly stunned it's only 28 TBH.
 
2014-06-21 11:47:13 AM

TuteTibiImperes: cman: Open prisons are a farce

UK should have known better

I don't think they're a bad idea, but they shouldn't house violent offenders.


Non violent offenders shouldn't be in prison at all.  There's no need to lock them up.  Probation and fines should be the maximum sentence possible for non-violent offenders.

So yes, as part of their transition back to society, all violent offenders absolutely should spend some time in an open prison before release.

What would you suggest instead?  Open the door on their last day and let them out of maximum security, saying "there you go, you're free now, please don't do it again"?
 
2014-06-21 01:37:26 PM
Guard 1: "Oh, buggerall."
Guard 2: "That's why they left, mate."
 
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