Sunday, September 30, 2007

Told you so!

"Most anger management programmes for violent offenders are a waste of time, says the man who heads psychological services in our prisons..."

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As anyone who has worked at the coal-face would tell you!

"...The shorter anger management schemes have long been viewed with scepticism by many prison officers.
"There is is a sense that many prisoners think that it will help them get parole much more quickly and that doing a course will be a tick in the right box," a former prison guard told the Star-Times.
"It is well known that you do an anger management course and then you get religion to try and speed up the parole process. But most people working with the offenders are very cynical that they make a difference,"the guard said.
Last year almost $50 million was spent on trying to rehabilitate New Zealand's prisoners and trying to reintegrate them into the community..."


I have a cheaper option.

Decimation

Every year we publicly hang 10% of the prison population. For every year of an inmate's sentence, they get one 'Ticket' in the draw!

I think thats a concept the shit-heads could figure out...

6 comments:

MK said...

Excellent idea, can we include leftists in that, nah just kidding... then again..

Banjo said...

There have been studies that show anger management courses are ineffective. The problem is an industry has grown up around the premise now, so good luck to rooting them out.

Murray said...

It would help their numeracy skills too.

Oswald you old softie, helping reform crims.

With any luck it would give the media an insight into the meaning of the word decimation. At the moment it can mean anything from one guy got a bruise to Labout gains one point in the polls.

mojo said...

Yep Oswald ... you did tell us and I believe the parole boards tend to agree with you that talk and expression of good intentions doesn't mean a great deal... explicit consequences appears a more reasonable answer in conjunction with restating the purpose of these penal institutions ... prisons are for punishment.

mojo said...

Yep Oswald ... you did tell us and I believe the parole boards tend to agree with you that talk and expression of good intentions doesn't mean a great deal... explicit consequences appears a more reasonable answer in conjunction with restating the purpose of these penal institutions ... prisons are for punishment.

mojo said...

I said it twice Oswald ... I'm sorry ... pl...pl...please don't punish me.