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Cole12 November 17th, 2017 4:30am

Should incarcerated individuals with incredible artistic talent be allowed access to the supplies and equipment they need to produce their art while in prison? (Assume the individuals will pay for the items they request.)

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ladyniner81 I need chocolate
11/18/17 9:08 am

Sure why not. They're keeping their nose outta trouble. God knows the government can't do shit

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/17/17 2:34 pm

Minimum security, yes.

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Maynard Londor
11/17/17 1:20 pm

Honestly, we need to focus more on rehabilitation than punishment. And this is part of it. Giving those who have been making bad choices another avenue (a socially appropriate way) to interact with the rest of society. If you send them to a cage for months and years and don't do anything to help change their behavior, they will just be released and back again, because they will go back to the same pattern of behaviors as before. Not saying we don't already have education and work programs in place, but we also have one of the highest recidivism rates in the developed world. Just means we need to look at this problem more than just locking them away from society for awhile. We all desire the same things, some of us take paths that are destructive to the rest of society to get them and that's where you need to intervene.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
11/17/17 12:38 pm

Certainly. We need to do more to allow inmates to pursue and develop their professional interests so that when they reenter society, they are well prepared to reenter the workforce.

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missmorganmarie ...
11/17/17 9:29 am

no
sit in a cell and think about what you did and who you affected because of your actions

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Wackacrat Harford County
11/17/17 4:26 am

Depends on the reason why they're there, good behavior and all. A psycho murderer shouldn't have access to sharp pencils, a sharpener to easily sharpen plastic shivs, and scissors willy nilly because he can draw really well.

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Tariq88 Utah
11/17/17 3:17 am

As long they don't profit from the victims or as long they are trying to reform.

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PyroSadist like my comments follow
11/17/17 1:59 am

I see no reason why not. In fact if their works are good I can be sold the money can be used for victims reparations

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
11/17/17 12:02 am

It’s prison. You are not suppose to enjoy it. Artistic outlet would be a reward for committing crimes.

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lj74
11/16/17 10:08 pm

As long as the materials are safe

him420 California
11/16/17 9:57 pm

Them purpose is rehabilitation

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makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
11/16/17 9:37 pm

Sure, but make it available to all individuals willing to pay for the supplies. As long as there are no weapons smuggled in (like requesting knives for cooking) then there shouldn't be an issue. Being incarcerated is the punishment of revoking their basic freedom of movement. We shouldn't be revoking their freedom of creativity.

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
11/17/17 12:05 am

Being removed from society is the punishment. The freedom to be creative is socially supported enjoyment. They still manage to tattoo each other. That should be enough.

sydneyswaggon
11/16/17 9:35 pm

Inmates need more resources because clearly our “corrections” doesn’t correct shit. Check the recidivism rate.

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ReyG
11/16/17 9:34 pm

Not only for those who are artistic....if you’re going to allow it for the few, then it must be allowed for everyone. One group shouldn’t be able to pursue a hobby while those who are considered “non artistic” can’t.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 9:37 pm

Yes, and it's done.
I've seen an exhibit of prison art in the local library, and at least some didn't show much skill or talent.

sydneyswaggon
11/16/17 9:49 pm

SOME facilities. Not all are equal.