Hooray for prison rape. /sarc
It makes me sick that the little girl’s family is going to have to attend parole hearings in twenty years, or thirty, or forty - ever.
But people who cheer for prison rape make me sick too.
It’s not a good idea to let the inmates run the system. It’s not a good idea to let the most vicious, violent criminals get sexual gratification, usually at the expense of those not as bad. It’s not good that racial hatred is indulged. It’s not good that prisoners have to join gangs to survive, just to stop or maybe only limit the rape. It’s not good that HIV is spread in prison and spread by prisoners who get out, that a sentence of two years can become a death sentence and not just for the prisoner. It’s not good that it warps minds and makes people seek revenge, as one of the killers of James Byrd was said to have been motivated.
I’ve read that more men are raped than women - if you count prison rape. 90,000 women raped every year. 2,400,000 prisoners. Do 4% of prisoners get raped? Quite plausibly. And it’s repeated - again and again and again.
What are we, some Pakistani jirga? Or are we better than that?
Prison should be solitary confinement, prisoners should not be allowed to congregate together, and turn prison into Crime U., where they pick up criminal skills from other prisoners to use once they’re released.
That is NOT cheering prison rape (and HIV is NOT transmitted between women, unless they are using dirty needles - it doesn't get transmitted that way).
Finally, this whole subject should be upsetting to us all - that a girl so young felt so cold about her deliberate murder of an innocent 9 year old for the pleasure of it, not only whether she received a life sentence or death sentence. Hopefully, you read more uplifting stories that don't deal with such evil.
First, most people who are raped in prison are smaller, weaker inmates. Many are in for drug charges and don't remotely deserve to be raped — tortured — in prison. Second, even for people who commit more heinous crimes, its society's job to punish them, not the inmates. Inmates aren't raping or beating up other inmates to serve justice. They are doing it because they are sick, sadistic animals who get off on hurting people.
If we want a severe penalty for people like this killer, fine. Let society impose one. But putting people in jail on the hope that they get raped or beat up is wrong.