Ravens8 Posted May 19, 2006 Share Posted May 19, 2006 There was a spot on the radio this morning about the rights of prisoners. Some Minister saying that prisoners have just been denied their freedom, but still have the same human rights as their victims. Am I alone in believing that if you transgress the "rules" that keep our society "civilised, and violate the rights of innocent victims, ie robbery, physical abuse, murder etc. Then you have voluntarily forfeited the rights that society has bestowed on you? You then have to earn those rights back again through atonement, maybe forced to work until you have paid back to your victim exactly the value of what you stole from him,or else stay outside the system until you do. Surely Our human rights give us a resposibility to society. We have to earn the right to keep our rights by the way we behave towards others. Am I alone in this thinking, or am I wrong thinking. I'm just totally perplexed as to how Government can say a murderer or thief still has the same rights as the rest of us. It just dosen't add up. I'm quite happy to be corrected if I am wrong in this, but will need convincing! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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