Comments on 2020-09-29 Assange Trial

The US prison system has never been about reforming criminals; it’s always been about punishing them. The very founding of the nation rests on that fact, so I’m not sure that change is possible without fundamental reorganization of the very foundations.

~ acdw 2020-09-29 ... about 12:00 UTC ish

I don’t know. Many people say this, for sure. But the prison systems in Europe used to be pretty bad as well (and some of them still are). Europe also has a history of punishment in prisons. Apparently the reason the Swiss penal system looks so positive in comparison are recent changes, the most recent one from 2007. I therefore hope that significant reform is possible, even if the origins are terrible.


– Alex 2020-09-29 14:52 UTC

You make some great points, and maybe there is hope. I just don’t think, given the bent of national politics in America, it’s going to happen any time soon.

– Case (acdw) 2020-09-29 21:39 UTC

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