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Justice for all in China?

Thank you scheng1 for your inspiration. Wanted to leave a comment at your post but my remarks went over 500 characters because you really provoked some thoughts in my mind. So here are my comments provided below.

Chinese prisoners have to work to pay for food and shelter in jail

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Making prisoners do work?

- I'm perfectly OK with this.

The Great Wall of China was built by criminals.

- I did not know that. That's an awful lot of criminals! ALL criminals? Sure?

Labor Reform?

- I don't dislike many of the reforms Chairman Mao implemented. That does not make any less an American patriot. (Although some folks may think so.)

A bill for bullets?

- It's not fair that family should pay for crimes they did NOT commit. Are you blaming them if a family member took a wrong turn ON THEIR OWN?? That is unjust.

In modern day China, prisoners work to pay for food and shelter in jail.

- Again … I am totally OK with this. It's a labor force which is not the same as "forced labor".

Miscarriage of justice?

- Sadly, many justice systems around the world miscarry justice. I dare say – some of the systems have no justice at all!! Not OK with it. But it happens all the time!! In the USA, such acts are sometimes labeled “official oppression”. (That's if the official gets caught!)

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grandma20121 wrote on April 9, 2015, 10:59 AM

some of the laws make sense to e as well like you said in your post nothing wrong with prisoners working but they do need to take another look at some of it

inertia4 wrote on April 9, 2015, 11:08 AM

cmoneyspinner I see nothing wrong with prisoners working for their food and shelter. I think that is a great idea. But I would also think that prisoners should have to do work for public serve as well. That way they can still earn their food and shelter and give something back to the community.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 9, 2015, 11:13 AM

Agree. Not really sure but I think in America some prisoners do public service works.

inertia4 wrote on April 9, 2015, 12:00 PM

cmoneyspinner They do. But the prison system here is totally screwed up.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 9, 2015, 1:17 PM

To discuss the American prison system in writing would require me to produce volumes! But I'm sure somebody has probably written a book about it.

inertia4 wrote on April 9, 2015, 2:16 PM

cmoneyspinner I am sure there are many books on it. It would take years to write about the american prison system.

Kasman wrote on April 9, 2015, 3:32 PM

China is one of the most repressive countries in the world. Anyone who dares to disagree with the state faces imprisonment without trial and Amnesty International estimates that half a million people are currently held in Chinese jails without trial ( http :// www . amnestyusa . org / our - work / countries / asia - and - the - pacific / china ). The Chinese government's persecution of certain groups is also causing international concern. Read this: http :// en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Persecution _ of _ Falun _ Gong There is no justice in China for any who disagree with the government.

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BarbRad wrote on April 9, 2015, 6:01 PM

I would have to agree with Kasman . I was born where there was liberty. There isn't as much here as when I was a child, but so far we aren't China. When a government does not allow freedom of conscience, it is hitting a person where it hurts most. I've no gripe with prisoners having to work for their keep while in prison. I think that's more fair than making them pay room and board after they get out for the time they spent inside.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 9, 2015, 7:47 PM

Yeah. This is off topic but I sure do wish your persistent tagging of my user name would bring more readers to my posts. Just a wish. :) My road to collecting my first cash payout is sure a slow crawl. I'm getting there though.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 9, 2015, 7:53 PM

I'll never understand that. In China or anywhere else in the world. Humans were all born with a free will and should be allowed to live free. It's hard to fight one on one, man to man, when you disagree with each other. It's got to be horrific to have an entire government force bearing down on you and trying to crush you for just being who you are! Thanks for sharing related links. Appreciate that.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 9, 2015, 7:56 PM

No point repeating what you said. You articulated your points quite well. Thanks for your remarks.

inertia4 wrote on April 10, 2015, 7:40 AM

cmoneyspinner I don't know if it will bring more readers to you, but I always comment with the user name tagged.

scheng1 wrote on April 10, 2015, 8:52 AM

A bit more on the Great Wall of China. Emperor Qin conquered all the other nations to unify China. As a result, there were a lot of attempts on his life, and a lot of revolts. That means an awful lot of "criminals".

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 10, 2015, 11:35 AM

UM ... did a test yesterday trying an organic search to see how Persona Paper links appear in the search results and "tagged" stuff was all over the few pages of results. I don't know if I should rejoice or be annoyed. By the time I got to my actual articles with the titles, I was on page 14. Oh well! If my posts get found via TAGS or TITLES, at least they get found! Hallelujah! PTL! :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 10, 2015, 11:39 AM

Oh! That makes much more sense now that you defined "criminals". The thing that really gets you is when you realize that huge wall didn't hold back the enemy at all! It's not really protecting any borders. Is it?? (O.o ???)

Paulie wrote on October 21, 2015, 4:19 AM

I think prisoners paying for their food and shelter through labor is a great idea. If this were done in the U.S.. it would save tax payers a lot of money.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 1, 2017, 10:22 PM

Niume republish.