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  • Humans deserve humanity

    The other side of this page dangerously views criminals as 'other' or fundamentally 'bad' people. While of course detainees should be punished for breaking a social contract (i.E. Conform to the laws of the state in return for protection), stripping away even basic rights runs a serious risk of increasing re-offence and stripping away the likelihood of prisoner rehabilitating and rejoining society as normal citizens once again, as treating offenders as useless "wastes of oxygen" is hardly a constructive way to support an offender. A system of rehabilitation, rather than base retribution has been proven to work throughout the world, be it Denmark, Norway or Singapore, and as such it should be taken as a given that prisoners are entitled to rights as citizens of their mother nation, lest we resign ourselves to a permanent population of disgruntled, poorly treated detainees. As to the argument that they are wastes of state money and time, the overall cost of a few years in prison will never outweigh the benefits of a life free from crime- those who see criminals as lesser should step down from their ivory towers and help those in need: treating our fellow citizens with the rights they deserve is where this process must begin

  • They shouldn't have rights? Hmm...

    Okay everyone says, "well they made crimes therefore they should pay." Right, but most of those prisoners are going to get out of jails in a few months or years, so they are coming back to society. Don't you think that they are more likely to become WORSE than what they went in for. The reason they are going to be worse is because we treated them like an animal therefore when they get out, they're going to want revenge. The purpose of prison is to time them out and give them a hard time, with rights, so that they think about what they did and realize that they did wrong and they're going to learn from that lesson. People in jail are in there because they don't think they fit in society. They commit crimes because they have nothing to lose. If prison makes them feel like people, and they get to reflect during the time they were in, they are way more likely to go back to society and become part of it.

  • Yes they should be allowed to vote

    They should be allowed for their decisions and who to chose to run the country and their decisions for their country it will be a lower vote turnout and that is taking away there human rights they are still apart of the society and should be eligible to participate in the elections

  • They are people

    PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS, PRISONERS ARE PEOPLE, SO PRISONERS HAVE RIGHTS . They should keep their rights even though they well they broke a rule and obviously have to be punished. But why should we have a jail at all? We should do community service instead of being stuck in jail.

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  • Prisoners do not deserve rights!

    They have killed, raped, offended society, why would we give them rights. They did the wrong thing so they deserve hell. Are we gonna give them rights (then everyone would go commit crimes). HELL NO. No rights for the prisoners. The CO's at the prison can take out their batons and start smashing up the prisoners.

  • Yes they should

    The victims of these monsters deserve more justice than a few years behind bars, the victims would never be the same again- prisoners SHOULD lose their rights its the only way there is fair justice. I would lock them in a dungeon for the rest of their lives and make them starve.

  • Yes they should

    The victims of these monsters deserve more justice than a few years behind bars, the victims would never be the same again- prisoners SHOULD lose their rights its the only way there is fair justice. I would lock them in a dungeon for the rest of their lives and make them starve.

  • They broke the Law

    They lost their rights when they committed the crime, whether it be theft, rape, murder, hacking, etc. Why waste gov't resources making sure that criminals have porn? Look up Art Hartsock for the reference. Or a Satanic Bible, for Pete's sake? It costs $177 annually to feed a prisoner a religious diet, yet they sue to get one, just so they can eat well. It is a waste of money.

  • Lost their rights when crime was committed!!!!!!!

    Have you had anyone raped? Look at what it does to them, lose ambition, scared of every noise, depressed. However the prisoners are care free living with everything but their freedom. I don't understand the logic of anyone thinking they still have rights in prison. Why don't we take the money we're wasting on these disgusting, waste of good air, and use it to help our homeless, or better yet our vets?

  • I dont think so

    They are bad people who deserve no happiness. If they were later found innocent there is a chance to apologise but prisoners commit crimes and if they have rights they won't change. I don't see a problem with guards beating them up or living in poor conditions. It serves them right and makes them know how thier victim feels. Honestly they are not humans they are morons who dont deserve to live. I hate that they get their cloths and food by tax, so we pay for the dumb animals stuff. Make them work hard and let them starve.

  • Money is used

    Having prisoner rights will cost a lot of money.
    Why will you use money on criminals when we should support more to normal civilians? Civilians are first, not criminals. Using government money on criminals are not necessary. So, criminal's rights can be not cared, and it is good for th people in the country.

  • No they shouldn't

    They chose to do what they did, knowing what the sustaining punishment would be. If we want to keep crime low and criminals off the streets the punishments need to be severe. While they are people and people have guaranteed rights, those rights can be taken away once that person is infringing upon the rights of others.

  • They chose to do what they did

    They chose to do what they did they need to be punished or they will just do it again and we don't want that no they should not lose all their rights but they chose to do what the did they need to be punished to make sure they don't do it again

  • No, they should not.

    Okay guys, these are prisoners. They broke the rules, so they came here. Did they break the rules and go there to be treated like a citizen? No. I believe that they should have basic rights, but not 'electronics' or 'luxury', I think they deserve to sit there, think about what they did, and get out and try to live a normal life. They should NOT be treated like us.


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