Question: Do you believe that criminals in Australia should be sent to concentration camps in the desert?
Their labour will boost our economy by gaining resources.
The camps will create new jobs.
Prison will be smaller.
Crime will be lower.
Housing market will be cheaper (slightly) because the illegal immigrants will be there.
How about it? Let's go ahead!
um define concentation camp? For the people who perform disgusting crimes like torturing, raping and murdering someone they should know how it feels like so maybe i will agree with you. But then theres the people who can a fine for speeding and then go to a nightclub get drunk off their face and then get in a fight then they are sent to jail should properly not be sent to this camp. So in answering your question i dont know but yeah like i wrote before
More jobs? like transporting water and food.
smaller prison is not a positive.
Lower crime, are you basing this on the fact the criminals are caught? That's what is happening now and not sure whether its bringing crime rates down.
Why would illegal immigrants be sent there? its not a crime to be an illegal immigrant, if caught you are processed and either granted refugee status or sent away.
Housing market cheaper?
Dude you must be on drugs man, the only thing I see here would be higher taxes.
well, prisoners from england were sent to australia and that worked out ok, so maybe? but you may have to consider renaming concentration and not modeling ol hilters style
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."
- Mahatma Gandhi
So how does putting people under state care (prisoners) into a position of exploitation, abuse and peril make our nation great? The last time we did this on Australian soil we did it to our own children in the 1950s and 60s. It didn't work then. What on earth makes you think repeating the exercise with a different group will make it work any better this time round?
There is no direct relationship between "punishment" and criminal offences. That is making prisons "harder" (or punishments more severe) has been shown NOT to equate to less offences. I personally know that I stay on the right side of the law because of my ethics, NOT because of the possible penalty if I don't.
Not sure how concentration camps would boost our economy. The government would have to spend millions of dollars running these facilities in remote areas (which would then cost more as they would have to also house wardens, and providing them with food, utilities etc.) At the moment they only pay their wage (predominantly). So although the camps would create jobs, they would be a lot more costly for governments to build and maintain (personally not a fan of a tax hike, especially for criminals).
As previously stated (you posted this question last week or was it earlier this week also), illegal immigrants are deported from Australia. They are temporarily housed in detention centres until they can be deported (not sure why you want to keep them in Australia so badly)?
Lastly, the problem is do you want criminals to be rehabilitated and be able to adjust to society on release or do you want them to be isolated. I can tell you now what would lead to less reoffenders.
No stuff building a cushy camp for them we should give them a couple of bottles of water a parachute and let them go jump in into the desert preferably.
No I don't believe we should detain people under harsh conditions with no regards to any legal rights and use them as slaves.
@Molly giving them bottles of water may lead to litter and trash.
No I don't.
Great answer cc_of_0z.