Thursday, August 18, 2005

Rif-raf to the reservation

It has often been discussed- what to to with the lowlife recidivists of our land. They refuse to live within our laws or boundaries of decent behavior. You know the type, ever town or city has one. They live in a 'house' that is surrounded by dead cars, mounds of junk, feral children and 'For Sale' signs.

Nightly entertainment includes drug-dealing, all-night parties, domestic violence, boom-boom music and wild dogs barking.

These are the ones that clog our courts, social services and prisons. They are behind most of the 'Petty crime'- burglary's, car theft, dishonesty offenses graduating to the more serious assaults, rapes and murders. Ask any cop who has been on the job for a while and they will tell you how a few families are responsible for most of the crime in any given town, or suburb in the bigger center's.

My proposal:

You refuse to work, habitually abuse substances and have a history of criminal offending. You have been confirmed as a recidivist.
On the third conviction for an offense carrying a penalty of more than 5 years imprisonment, you are committed to Life Imprisonment at:

The Central Plateau Recidivist Facility.

This is an area of several kilometers square, secured by three layers of high security fencing and is constantly patrolled by the armed forces. There is a 300 metre exclusion zone around this perimeter, which is a free-fire zone, where patrols will fire on anyone, without warning. Inside the wire, there are no staff. Inner fencing is electrified and seismic detectors listen for the sound of digging. Watchtowers with high tech equipment watch both sides of the wire and relay information to the vehicle and foot patrols. They are equipped with automatic weapons and are designed to fend off a massed break-out or break-in.

There is an entry point, which consists of a large high-security bunker. This is where inmates are received and all incoming supplies are rigorously searched. Visitors are never permitted to the facility.

The prison has a few utility buildings, which are of concrete and steel construction. Supplies are minimal and basic. Food must be grown, otherwise inmates must exist on 'K' ration type food. Wood must be cut for heating and cooking. There is no medical treatment, but lethal drugs are available for those who wish to commit suicide.

This is the end of the line.


Lippy said...

Didn't they make a movie about this? A dump for subhumans. Wonder if they make good compost?

Oswald Bastable said...

Yes, there have been several movies using this theme.

I can't claim it as an original idea, but I can keep promoting it for when NZ grows up and gets over the proccupation with political correctness!