Saturday, July 25, 2015

Once upon a time------



Those who chose to do bad things were called "outlaws", as such, as well as being "wanted"  by whatever passed for a legal system they were also beyond the protections that were the right of the law abiding.
That a number of those so deemed were not outlaws because they were as yet unconvicted or even "caught"  may have been luck, power or protected by those in power , an inherent unfairness that has been addressed to some degree.

I am not advocating for "Bedlam", "Newgate" or even the old "Mt Eden", however the concept that those in a prison retain rights as basic as voting seems a bit precious.

Is it not just a tiny bit odd that the current saga of thugs continuing to be thugs is confined to a gaol that happens to be run by a private company. It is not as if it is unknown at gaols run by "Corrections" as revealed in reports that the killer of Ihaka Stokes got the bash in Paparoa Remand Facility.

Living happily ever after has been somewhat put at risk when the bad bastards who are at the center of Sams rather tawdry world made their unfortunate choices and I for one would be better able to assess the degree of concern  I should be experiencing if some background on what led to their incarceration,  however temporary was published.

2 comments:

Howie said...

"I for one would be better able to assess the degree of concern I should be experiencing if some background on what led to their incarceration, however temporary was published."

Why? So you can determine whether extra-judicial punishment through the private sector prison's incompetence is somehow a good thing? Tell me, just how stupid are you?

Noel said...

Mt.Eden is a remand prison. Convicted prisoner's cannot vote.