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Topic: OT: Prison overcrowding

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    Talking OT: Prison overcrowding

    I heard one of the most hilarious interviews - although it wasn't intended to be - on the news this morning.

    The head of Britain's prison service was claiming that the overcrowding in prisons (for which he gets blamed) is down to the fact that they are too comfortable, and prisoners don't want to leave. You might think that the level of comfort surely has no bearing, since prisoners have to leave when their sentence is over. But he went on to explain that, even when easy opportunities to escape present themselves, the prisoners won't go.

    Without a word of a lie that's exactly what he said. Which begs the question, how does he know these opportunities to escape are presenting themselves - if the prisoners don't, in fact, escape then his attention should surely never be drawn to them. More importantly, the way he phrased 'They won't go,' implied that he actually hopes they will.

    Priceless - you couldn't write some of the stuff you get on our news.
    David

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    Re: OT: Prison overcrowding

    David, you missed the sentence about the drug dealers breaking in in order to sell stuff, and leaving ladders against the walls in order to get back out, although none of the inmates bothered. Mind you they may all be too stupid to work it out.

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    Re: OT: Prison overcrowding

    Ironyyyyyy...
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    Re: OT: Prison overcrowding

    Quote Originally Posted by buckshead View Post
    David, you missed the sentence about the drug dealers breaking in in order to sell stuff, and leaving ladders against the walls in order to get back out, although none of the inmates bothered. Mind you they may all be too stupid to work it out.
    Wow. I thought this was a joke, but have just seen a more extended / detailed news bulletin. It staggers belief.
    David

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