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The envelope please [Dec. 31st, 2003|10:24 am]
The American Caliban
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The late-entering winner for this year’s best phrase from the news for self-writing satire is:

Faith-Based Prison.

Pass the Victory Gin, I have a headache.
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[User Picture]From: pbd
2003-12-31 11:50 am (UTC)
I do not know how to respond to that. I want to say it can be good, but if the state is paying for it, that is possibly unconstitutional. Are they going to have an Islamic faith based prison in Florida as well? Oh wait, that would be bad, Jed's brother would have to fly down and kick his ass for that one. Daddy might not send him a Christmas card.

I am confused why the ACLU would file a lawsuit though because people are volunteering to go. Is it not a civil liberty to have the choice to go to the Jesus prison? I guess the ACLU wants to be the decision-maker on what is a liberty and what is not...seems kind of counter-intuitive.

Ok, I have decided. It is a bad idea. I think that there should be an outlet within each prison for people to practice a certain religion if possible, as long as it does not compromise the safety and well-being of other inmates or prison staff.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2003-12-31 12:04 pm (UTC)
Private prisons are a very bad idea. Period.
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