Almost every Saturday night, after a cleaning the house, I jump in my car for my burger ritual. Karel, a liberal KGO radio host, is on during that time. He talked about this. Connecticut is banning porn in prisons. I didn’t even know it was allowed.
I agree with Karel’s stance. When you’re in prison, you lose your freedom. You are paying for your crime. It’s punishment.
When I was looking up the story, I stumbled across an inmate in Michigan who is suing the governor, demanding access to porn. He said that not having porn makes him endure “a poor standard of living, suffering from both sexual and sensory deprivation.”
Are you frickin’ kidding me? It’s prison for God’s sake! It isn’t a vacation getaway. If he wanted to look at Playboy, go to titty bars, or even drive around, maybe he shouldn’t have done something that landed his ass in jail. I hope the governor put a match to that filing. Unbelievable.
Prison should be a place you never want to end up. Considering the privileges they’re given, it doesn’t seem like much of a deterrent. They have TV. They have access to weights so they can bulk up. They can sit around and get those junk tattoos. And now, I learned that they have porn. To me, it’s beyond ridiculous. It makes me long for the days of penal colonies.
Why don’t we have chain gangs anymore so they can actually do something productive? We, in society, have to get up everyday and go to work. Shouldn’t they? I saw a Lockup episode featuring a prison in Louisiana. They have the right idea. Prisoners can work the field to grow vegetables that supplement their diet. Or they can work in a poultry processing center. They’re working. Programs like that should be implemented nation wide.
Prisoners should get the basics. No luxuries like TV. They should come back to their cells bone tired from putting in a day’s work. Maybe if prison sucked way more than it does, we could shut that revolving door.