[ExI] prisons

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 01:42:02 UTC 2020

On Apr 16, 2020, at 5:30 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 4:26 PM Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> A subsidiary question to my second one is: Does prison achieve better positive results against other means of dealing with crime? (A good reason to consider this is the overall high cost of prison in purely monetary terms. For instance, imprisoning the serial burglar might be far far more costly in monetary terms than the monetary loss from their burglaries. 
> ### I actually agree with you that keeping serial burglars in prison is a poor solution to the problem. My inclination would be to just kill them.

Which would result in, no doubt, many cases of serial burglars becoming more violent. In other words, likely a case of the cure being worse than the disease. (This is over and above the moral problem of whether someone should be killed for multiple acts of theft.)


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