Should those who by their very actions and subsequent internment be allowed such things?
Are our prisons too soft?
Should the inmates be allowed T.V.'s, pool tables, portable game players etc as they are currently?
I am not in any way saying our prisons should be draconian and offer nothing by way of relaxation materials nor should the inmates be offered just bread and water but the current drive to offer all manner of good things that many good law abiding citizens cannot afford in all prisons is just extracting the Michael and putting two fingers up in the direction of good law abiding people.
Look at the questions above again and think seriously before answering each one. Now look at and read the various reports done by the likes of the Prison Reform Trust and the Inspectorate of Prisons http://inspectorates.justice.gov.uk/hmiprisons Now read again those questions above. Where do you sit in the debate compared to those two ersewhile organisations?
If you are like myself who is a law abiding citizen then you will probably come to the same conclusion I do and that is that the U.K.'s prisons are too soft and offer way too much relaxation things to the inmates.
I have 3 children all currently under 12 years old and they want all manner of things we can simply not afford. Should my wife and I tell them that they can get all they want in prison because in prison they have all those things and more. All you will lose is your freedom to come home or go out with your mates for a few months.
Think about it. And they wonder why the prisons are over subscribed.