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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    That's what I wonder: how much of the Constitution are they willing to ignore?

    Yes, I suppose they have the advantage,... for now... so did Nazi Germany...

    Still, I am going to do whatever I can to make it cost them, to cut into the profit.

    And... chances are someday I'm going to get out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    The 13th amendment does not apply to prisoners.
    Then how far can they go punitively if someone refuses to work?

    Or, someone who destroys everything they touch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    How the hell did you get me saying "you don't care about the Constitution and Nazi Germany"? Did I say that? Did I mention you (or anyone) specifically?

    Stop being so sensitive, lol, no one was talking about you.

    Yes, one would have to size up the situation when there, but that doesn't mean there aren't things I can do, everyone can do collectively.

    I CAN have two priorities: I am to waste as much money as possible without it threatening my survival.

    What's so hard to understand about that?

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    That was my fault Thx.

    I misread your comment the first time and thought you were saying I was willing to ignore to the constitution. I went back and edited it - though I guess not in time to avert the misunderstanding.

    I still disagree with you that those two priorities of yours wouldn't conflict though. ^^ But I do apologize for the misunderstanding.
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    I suppose a fair argument could be made as to the virtue of sparing the state expenses. But the obvious potential for corruption and conflicts of interests far outweigh that quality in my mind.
    It's much easier to take money under the table from a corp rather than outright stealing it from the prison system. Pretty much why Civil Service was created in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    If your first priority in prison is to survive - it would probably not be a good idea to go on a rampage sabotaging and destroying expensive equipment. Correctional officers are some scary and corrupt dudes.

    You would be much better off trying to keep a low profile and staying out of trouble if your first priority is to survive.
    But the numbers are ENORMOUS, as to the growth of prison populations, and the crime rate has nosedived since the early 1990's.

    So why ARE all these people behind bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Your strategy might get you out...in a body bag.
    At least I will die with some self respect!

    I know... if I don't sweep that floor they are going to lynch me, fine.

    This is how they get away with this, gradually and incrementally they have people go along with anything, take Trump for an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Then how far can they go punitively if someone refuses to work?

    Or, someone who destroys everything they touch?

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    When an instutution has that much control over my person, i would be careful about pushing the envelope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    It's much easier to take money under the table from a corp rather than outright stealing it from the prison system. Pretty much why Civil Service was created in the first place.
    No need to make such hard choices. Steal over and over, until there's nothing left and our children are fighting over the "good spot" at the landfill.

    That's the 0.01%ers plan for this country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    At least I will die with some self respect!

    I know... if I don't sweep that floor they are going to lynch me, fine.

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    "A man is not free unless his will is free. If his will is free, it doesnt matter if his body is bound."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    But the numbers are ENORMOUS, as to the growth of prison populations, and the crime rate has nosedived since the early 1990's.

    So why ARE all these people behind bars?
    Because people will put up with it.

    Hey, "as long as it's not ME!"

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