A case for closing down prisons

  • 17 Sep 2007 02:23:43 GMT

    [A case for closing down prisons]

    Why not. All inmates can be accomodated in Parliament as MPs and Ministers.

  • 17 Sep 2007 08:59:25 GMT

    Recent news said, that prisons are overcrowded by 400%.

    With fast rising poverty this is gonna get worse and inmates do look indeed a little bored.

    It would be better to assign them to prison farms where they could earn a few Rupees by growing potatoes etc. in order to reduce expensive imports and to support their families.

  • 17 Sep 2007 14:17:03 GMT

    Most of the overcrowding is in the remand prison (magazine prison) where there are many who are unable to fund themselves for bail and stay out of prison till the final sentencing. The others are those serving short sentences. The long term inmates are actually a minority.

  • 19 Sep 2007 01:22:43 GMT

    [ It would be better to assign them to prison farms where they could earn a few Rupees by growing potatoes etc. in order to reduce expensive imports and to support their families. ]

    Except for high risk offenders such as Gangsters who could run away other prisoners should not be a burden to the system. they should be assigned to Farms and small manufacturing activities.

    In the west there are farms for prisoners and libraries to read in their spare time.

    Sri Lankan prisoners i don`t think are of very bad kind. Most of them can be rehabilitated probably one time offenders.