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Monday, March 12, 2012

OUT OF POSITION

We're out of position which means you will not be reading the award winning, thought provoking, astonishing commentary you are used to reading on Monday mornings.


So until we get back, think about this: the NY Times reported Sunday that prisons are re-thinking and abandoning the "super-max" isolation style of punishment.


Don't immediately assume that the cruel and inhumane method of isolating people until they mentally snap was abandoned because of some late realization that people should just not do that to other people. No, the conversion from the super-max was monetarily driven. Some bean counter realized that it is cheaper not to isolate people like an ebola virus and suddenly governors and legislators of broke states were singing the song of rehabilitation faster than you can say "bleeding heart liberal".


But the real story is not how quickly the tough on crime crowd backed down in the face of dwindling budgets, but the startling realization that treating prisoners humanely actually worked better than brutalzing them in controlling the prisoners. Put another way, people respond better to humane treatment. And the further realization that prisoners treated humanely tend to act better when they're released is making strange bedfellows of the ACLU and a bunch of prison wardens.


See you in court real soon.

21 comments:

Rumpole said...

Its nearly impossible to spell check and edit the post because the damn yaks keep knocking out the internet connection Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Cess Pooler might just be a nasty b**ch on the bench. She does not have anywhere close to the temperament, sense of humor/humanity or people-smarts that Katie Pooler has (Princeton).

Anonymous said...

And so dies the no-show job corruption story, with all the powerful still in power, with the rich getting richer, and the average fellow going to court to have "justice" done to him by people who are themselves above the law.

It would be a damned shame, if there were any point to it at all. "That's just the way it is/Some things will never change."

Be cool said...

But dude

it's cooler to vote for Pooler.

Anonymous said...

Pooler cant win--Ivan Hernandez should file to run against her

Anonymous said...

I hope Pando defeats this joke of a candidate that filed to run against her

Anonymous said...

It is not "cooler" to vote for Ms. T. Pooler. It is simply one more endless example of a mis-informed vote.

Cooler said...

Dudes! When will you learn?
You can't beat cool.

It's Cooler to vote for Pooler .org. Join the campaign. Join the fun.

Be cool.

Real fake former judge said...

Yaks? Limited internet? Rumpole's making an assault on Everest!!! The timing fits. Go Rumpole. Make it past the Khumba ice floe and then aclamate acclamate acclamate! Get in and out of the death zone quickly. Follow your guide and get on o2 quickly and don't try and be a hero.

Anonymous said...

I think Teresa Tess Pooler is Rumpole....come on Rump....just admit it

Barrister of Ballentrae said...

Homeless Sex Offender camp returns, Not under Bridge but on NE 79 Street by thr RR tracks.

The Herald Story :
Miami sex-crime offenders camp on slab of sidewalk in Shorecrest.

Two years after dozens of sex offenders who’d lived under the Julia Tuttle Causeway were moved into apartments, offenders recently released from prison sleep on a Miami street.
With no roof over their heads, no beds to sleep on, the men gather by 10 each night at the southwest corner of Northeast 79th Street and 10th Avenue, on the concrete near a vacant lot owned by the city of Miami. They are usually gone and out of sight by 6 the next morning.

State probation officials are aware of the sidewalk camp — in fact, the men there say their probation officers directed them to the corner after leaving prison. Because of a strict Miami-Dade County law, the camp is in one of the few areas where sex offenders may legally reside.

Read the whole story amd see where a Good Law, 2500 feet buffer zone, got us sex offender as homeless guys in the street .

The Barrister

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/11/2689149/miami-sex-offenders-again-living.html#storylink=cpy

Anonymous said...

A good law? I can't think of any other law that does so little to prevent recidivism as the 2500 foot law.

Might as well rape again, because I'm going to get violated and sent up the river for being homeless.

Anonymous said...

2:39, that was not a Good Law. It was a pretty crappy and shortsighted law courtesy of lobbyist Ron Book whose daughter was abused by a babysitter. This law would not have prevented her abuse.

Anonymous said...

Teresa Pooler probably cant even beat Greer Elaine Wallace

Anonymous said...

Yats are native to new orleans and tibet.

Anonymous said...

12:27..........LOL> Obviously someone has a sense humor and wants to provoke a series of responses (no one other than Pando's family could possibly be supporting her).

Blog intern said...

OK. I changed the font after getting like a hundred emails. And I posted the comment about a person being Rumpole although Rumpole gave strict instructions that he no longer posts comments about people speculating who he is. On the other hand Rumpole also told me to "roll with the readers" and post comments appropriate to the topic. So considering the comments I made a call and pulled the trigger. So please when Rumpole gets back back me up, as I need the credit for this.

Barrister of Ballentrae said...

Beginning tonight (March 12), the two brightest planets in the sky will be so close together that you'll be able to block both of them out with a few fingers held at arm's length. The celestial action peaks Thursday (March 15), when Venus and Jupiter line up in what's known as a planetary conjunction. just look for 2 bright stars a few ingers apart above .

The Barrister

Barrister of Ballentrae said...

Gentlepeople,, I used GOOD as an ironic comment. The State wide 1000 feet is good, just 2/5ths as bad. Having represented such ilk, we know they are Uncle , Aunt, Dad, cousin , step relatives, maid nanny, teacher, Grandpa, not ussually the perve at the park

The Barrister

Anonymous said...

Do ticket lawyers make good county court judges? discuss.....

Anonymous said...

Ballantrae you are annoying. Just post a link, not the whole frickin article. You have nothng original to say and I just scroll past your tripe.