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  • Prisoners should definitely work.

    These men and women have committed crimes, but are currently being held in taxpayers funded facilities for as long as their term is. Why not use these people as labor to reimburse us? In addition to providing labor, working could give people a chance to redeem themselves, and possibly find a new calling. It's not fair to call it slave labor, for these people are (most of the time) in prison for a legit reason. So instead of simply letting them, and our money, rot, why not get something out of it?

  • Of course they should.

    Why should prisoners get off easy? I definitely think prisoners should work. I actually prefer if they did hard labor. You did the crime, now do the time. They shouldn't just be able to hang around and work out. It isn't fair. They should do the work, that nobody wants. The harder, the better. The messier, the better.

  • Yes, they should

    They need to know whats gone happen to them in the future or else they wont know what to do after the future they need to learn life skills they also need to payback australian tax payers that work to pay the prisoners. The prisoners should of course do jobs.

  • Yes, they should, at least in some cases.

    Prisoners are a burden to everyone else, and in many cases caused damage that cannot be paid by the state or by the prisoner himself. So, the best solution would be them being forced to labor. The results of this labor should go to the government and for paying stolen goods, etc.

  • Yess they should

    They should because as taxpayers we pay for inmates to sit on there lazy bums all day when they could be out helping the community. It is stupid to pay money on lazy people. Its like paying money to watch your brother lay on the couch for 2 days straight. Pointless.

  • Yes, they absolutely should.

    Prisoners serve no benefiting purpose rotting in prison, and with it costing up to 66,000 dollars per prisoners each year, all we are doing is wasting money, that money could be sent to education budgets instead, or to pay off international debt. Prisoners should have to profit for us, or at the very least, break even on the money wasted.

  • 3 Aims of Prison

    Deterrence: If you knew you were going to have to spend day on end building roads would you reoffend?
    Punishment: Is sitting in a cell a punishment or is hard labour going to have more affect.
    Rehabilitation: Acquiring vocational skills and work ethic to find post- release employment. If they cant survive in the real world than they will reoffend, if they have good work skills and ethic they will thrive.

    The right arrangement in the area of prison labour could benefit not only the public, but also the inmates.

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  • Yes legally and no morally.

    The Thirteenth Amendment explicitly allows penal labor as it states that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. So the very same document that outlaws slavery in the US specifically states it is ok to force prisoners to work. I often tell my students you cant be selective of documents, you either got to support the 13th amendment as a whole or believe the whole thing shouldn't apply. So it truly is an issue of morality, as the Constitution without question makes it legal. And morally I think not. But the opportunity should be afforded.

  • Mass incarceration is hurting the economy

    Private prisons make more than 2billion$$$ in corporate revenue by forcing prisoners to work, for the prisons interests, not cool or legal by many definitions, it just depends on who's definitions you consider to be more valuable. The hard labor that prisoners should have would be gardening for their on crops to eat and things that provide that kind reciprocal effect. They should not be making goods to be sold to the masses, to make the for profit prisons richer, without making that same prison show how they have implemented inmate reform programs with those profits.
    Legislation creates laws that are frivolous and sends inmates who commit non violent crimes to prison for maximum sentences, and then a private prison will make 3million$$$ from inmate slave labor by the time that inmates sentence is completed.

    Beside the fact that the 13th amendment in the constitution shows just how power hungry and prejudice America is, for the simple fact they never intended to abolish slavery.
    The nation Of Amerikkka was built on slave labor and has been maintained by slave labor pre1776- 2016. Death is the only freedom, and liberty is subject to the descretion of those with more legal power than you.

  • They are in prison for a reason!!!

    If they go to prison, they are supposed to be in prison!! Not out and about socialising and having fun!! If they get loose then they are out in the public and pose a severe threat to anyone who could help them. They could be in prison for murder and you would

  • Danger to community

    Having prisoners working in public is a bad idea. They are a danger to the community and the could harm themselves or other people. Criminals could lash out causing lots of panic. This would cause the public to be scared and insecure when near the prisoners working in public. Thankyou

  • Yess they should

    They should because as taxpayers we pay for inmates to sit on there lazy bums all day when they could be out helping the community. It is stupid to pay money on lazy people. Its like paying money to watch your brother lay on the couch for 2 days straight. Pointless.

  • Danger to the community

    They shouldn't work in public, what about the murders, pedophiles and rapists? There dangerous and a danger to our society. For starters we should not have to put up with being stalked or raped. Letting them work in public could lead to escaping and more riots. If you let the prisoners out, then your letting more people feel insecure and scared. The citizens are safer when criminals are behind bars. We should be living in an environment where we don't have to worry about being murdered, raped or stalked. Their a danger to society!

  • No because they should be in jail

    They should be in jail because they committed the crime so they have to pay the time. It doesn't help anyone and more often than not its freaks the public out, as no-one know what they will do. W e y h j g jog gbh hjjnhnjnbb. No h h

  • They should work

    Prisoners use tax paid by citizens to stay in prison. This is not logical. Having them work is better for society and themselves. However they should not be paid as that would require them to be given a way to expend their money. They should do simple jobs to make sure they are not taking away other rightful citizens jobs. There should also be a way they can get out of prison faster for the work they have done. However this should only be done if the prisons are considered to be 'safe' to the society

  • No they shouldnt

    Because Prisoners need a full recovery before heading back into the free society and if they are working everyday they wont get the chance to recover.
    Because Prisoners need a full recovery before heading back into the free society and if they are working everyday they wont get the chance to recover

  • No, we shouldn't.

    If governments know that they can get cheap labour from prison workers, it will lead them to make laws harsher, so as to incarcerate more people to fund these works, which would lead to higher populations in prisons. This would not be good for free citizens, and would have a negative effect on our society.


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