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  • Classes of Offenses

    There are different classes for each offense. We can't logically grade rape by the same standards that we would theft. If we take one of there rights, then we have to take them all. Not only that but if we take their rights away then the prisoners that do get released (again there are different offenses), will enter into our society with anger and hatred. Statistics have shown that 49.8 percent of criminal's relapse and are sent back to prison (DOC's latest three-year study). Now, mind you that 95-97 percent, according to Katherine Sanguinetti (DOC Director of Public Relations), will get out of prison someday. With those staggering numbers, would you want to take away their rights and give them no chance at all to gain good character while they're incarcerated? That means that most prisoners are going to be re-released into society. If we take away their rights, there's no way they can be rehabilitated. Just because we don't like something doesn't mean we can control it. Taking away their rights is not the way to change. Programs, that's the way. We have to develop more plans to build their morals, intellect, and social skills.

  • Restore humanity plzzz

    The universal declaration of human rights are meant to apply to all humans, no matter the crime, their background or whatever. One doesn’t become a different creature or mammal if they commit a crime. Hope you reflect on this. Ndnsjjskskkskd. Idkdndjsjdjd. Didkndjxidks diisks sisoownso (Soz had to have more words)

  • People are People

    Everybody makes a mistake here and there...And yes I understand that committing a crime is lot bigger than making a stupid mistake. But they are still people and we need to treat them equally. I also understand why people say no, because they will just screw up again. But only some will. So it is technically a big stereotype.

  • People are People

    Everybody makes a mistake here and there...And yes I understand that committing a crime is lot bigger than making a stupid mistake. But they are still people and we need to treat them equally. I also understand why people say no, because they will just screw up again. But only some will. So it is technically a big stereotype.

  • U weirdos should be in jail

    First of all we need to ask the prisoners if they need rights for a reason because what if they go back to humanity happy.Why does this matter? Because if they aren't happy when back to humanity they'll commit more crimes and they wont learn anything from jail.Besides why does this survey even matter

  • No one learns

    If the police men didn’t I force the law inside of the prison/jail then they’d never learn and in a way, they’d be breaking the law. By witnessing the crime being done, they can go to jail because that would make them an accomplice. If the prisoners were put in jail/prison without any rules/rights, when they are released and their sentence is done, they’d come out and do the same harm they did in jail/prison because those restrictions were not enforced.

  • They are still human

    If you have been put in jail, you have been put for committing a huge crime. What are these crimes based upon though? Yes, they are indeed put into jail for abusing another living human’s rights. Isn’t it quite hypocritical to jail someone for doing these things then do it to them as well? Ask yourself that before scrolling down...

  • 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

  • Depending on their crime

    Ok, I’m not fully saying ‘no’ but not yes either. I think if someone has done a crime more than twice or 3 times, they should not be released. But the people who have done it only once may realise what they have done and should have a chance to regain their thoughts, but maybe be put on a house arrest or have a location bandage on them. The people who have caused many are the bane to humanity - they want to do the worst thing they can, and they should be sentenced to life in prison.

  • NO they shouldnt

    Because they are criminals. Its enough that some governments spend up to 100,000 dollars a year on one inmate. If prisoners have rights then jail would barely be a punishment. You have shelter, food and water and you have a place to exercise for free. It does not make sense

  • They won't learn if the prison has so little disadvantages.

    Prison will turn into almost as good as being out of prison making people not care if they go to prison which will make crime rates go up. If prisoners have equal rights homeless people will rather go to prison then live on the streets. That would be bad right.

  • They don't deserve them!

    People in prison should not have the right to free healthcare, free college education, or the right to vote, or run for president. People who aren't in prison have to pay for the prisoner's healthcare and college education. This isn't fair to the taxpayers. People who couldn't afford that previously could just land themselves a spot in prison to get it for free. Rights belong to functioning citizens, not criminals!

  • They are prisoners

    People in prison should not have the right to free healthcare, free college education, or the right to vote, or run for president. People who aren't in prison have to pay for the prisoner's healthcare and college education. This isn't fair to the taxpayers. People who couldn't afford that previously could just land themselves a spot in prison to get it for free. Rights belong to functioning citizens, not criminals!

  • Inmates should be deprived from their rights

    Criminals are often homeless and can’t even afford food .... So after imprisoning them it wouldn't even be a punishment for they now have a shelter, free food and sometimes a job in jail
    Moreover, we can use the billions of dollars spent on culprits each year on more benefitial stuff like social programs or infrastructure development

  • They Deprived Someone Else of Their Rights!

    By committing a crime, lets say murder, the criminal has actually deprived that other person of their rights. Why should the criminal be entitled to rights when they sabotaged someone else’s rights? Criminal should not be allowed rights, they should be kept behind bars away from society where they can‘t harm the public.

  • They had a fair chance. They blew it.

    You have to be pretty bad to earn a spot in prison. They started life with a chance to change their circumstances for the better. They decided to take risky route. Everyone knows murder (for example) is wrong. A murderer knows that before he/she kills. They do it anyway. They had a fair chance. They blew it. Why should people who purposely broke the law have rights?

  • They are #SORRYnotSORRY

    Prisoners got there for a reason. As long as they have the basic needs, they should have no rights. How do you tell if they are sorry or not? And plus, if they got out of it because they were sorry, everyone could lie and say they are sorry. Who cares if they're sorry or not? OF COURSE YOU'RE SORRY NOW DEAR, YOU'RE IN PRISON FOR GOODNES'S SAKES. Ya know, not to be offensive... :(

  • They are #SORRYnotSORRY

    Prisoners got there for a reason. As long as they have the basic needs, they should have no rights. How do you tell if they are sorry or not? And plus, if they got out of it because they were sorry, everyone could lie and say they are sorry. Who cares if they're sorry or not? OF COURSE YOU'RE SORRY NOW DEAR, YOU'RE IN PRISON FOR GOODNES'S SAKES. Ya know, not to be offensive... :(


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