Originally Posted by Bloodeagle
How effective do you think this type of imprisonment and rehabilitation would be on gang bangers? If there were some in such a prison and they had a similarly low rescidivism rate, I could see possibilities. On the other hand, this also brings up Martian's old thread about the role of the penal system and whether it does/should include a compenent of revenge for victims and families of victims. I don't think those folks would see this as acheiving anything close to that.
Don't rule out martial discipline as a form of rehabilitation. I don't feel that the serenity option is always the best route. Especially for violent types. Suppression isn't as good a solution as control. Which can come from mental and physical discipline.
If we decide to go the rehabilitation route. We cannot say, well we give him ten years then he's out. You need to keep them only as long as it takes to correct the individual. Ones debt to society may be paid in many ways. Imprisonment is not the only option and should only be reserved for the worst cases. At that point however, executions must be seriously considered.