Friday, May 07, 2004
While I don't condone torture, the idea that prison shouldn't be humiliating is just stupid. The purpose of prisons should be primarily to correct, and secondarily to contain criminals. Given that much of the trouble was their own warped sense of pride, a little humble pie might just be the right thing for shocking some of these people into civility. So, let's recap: torture of prisoners=bad; women jailers of prideful men=feature, not a bug.