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I think she already would have by a long long way if off-topic posts were included in your post count.

As for you Sada, I had a quick look, and I cannot see ever giving you a groan.

I find it delightful that you think I throw comments, when you seem to have had a case of verbal diarrhea since you joined the forum.

If I think it is a stupid thread I am permitted to say so.

And I still think that it is a stupid thread.
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Listen there is clearly only one way to solve this: two bikinis and a mudbath. FIGHT!
I did a six month stretch for assault following a disagreement about a posting on a newsgroup.
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I did a six month stretch for assault following a disagreement about a posting on a newsgroup.
Did you assault them with your keyboard? Not a CTRL freak are you? Lets just hope you didn't try to ESC.
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Have you ever gone to prison or had a family member or a friend go to prison?
I've had a couple family members in for very short stints (overnights), and the occasional friend as well. Nothing serious though - usually underage drinking, a bit of a bar fight, etc.

I probably should have gone once or twice too, but even as a fat little college kid, I could at least outrun some of the other kids. :-)
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Old 10.06.2009, 19:01
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Re: Going to prison

My wife's ex husband did 6 months in Zurich - but they let him out every day to go to work, so that he did not lose his job. weekends, he had to stay inside.
He got breathalized every evening when he clocked back into jail. Also, he had to pay for the "rent" of his cell with the money he earned.
Seems a pretty cool system - for non aggressive crimes.
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Old 10.06.2009, 19:03
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Re: Going to prison

I spent 2 hours in a cell
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Old 10.06.2009, 19:03
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My wife's ex husband did 6 months in Zurich - but they let him out every day to go to work, so that he did not lose his job. weekends, he had to stay inside.
He got breathalized every evening when he clocked back into jail. Also, he had to pay for the "rent" of his cell with the money he earned.
Seems a pretty cool system - for non aggressive crimes.
not really prison though is it?

what crime was it?
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My wife's ex husband did 6 months in Zurich - but they let him out every day to go to work, so that he did not lose his job. weekends, he had to stay inside.
He got breathalized every evening when he clocked back into jail. Also, he had to pay for the "rent" of his cell with the money he earned.
Seems a pretty cool system - for non aggressive crimes.
That sounds like a brilliant system - punishing the criminal by removing his social life and home comforts, while avoiding the necessity of expensive and complicated rehabilitation schemes by having him continue living a relatively normal and productive life. And paying for it!

It's the breathalyser that would kill me!
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Old 10.06.2009, 19:10
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I've had a couple family members in for very short stints (overnights), and the occasional friend as well. Nothing serious though - usually underage drinking, a bit of a bar fight, etc.

I probably should have gone once or twice too, but even as a fat little college kid, I could at least outrun some of the other kids. :-)
You go to jail for underage drinking in the US?

I have never been in a jail as a visitor or else... but if we would have had this law, someone could have simply put a fence around my entire high school...
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not really prison though is it?

what crime was it?
Not paying his bills - tax etc - plus drinking/driving 3 times. Hence the breathalyzer (I think)
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Re: Going to prison

I've a cousin in and out of jail in Australia - he's a heroin addict...

I've another cousin who works as a warden in a low-security / halfway house...he did tell me if there's ever a 'break out' he just hides...less trouble that way...

My best friend's father teaches reading/writing in a super-max in Australia - he says half the crims are illiterate and the other are extremely intelligent and have university degrees ...although they did deny the request of the inmate who was doing a masters in international relations and wanted to study terrorism and bomb-makers... No Kidding...
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Old 10.06.2009, 19:25
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You go to jail for underage drinking in the US?
Err, yes, depending on what the local sheriff's like (take you down there to scare you) but that was actually a mistype. I meant public intoxication, where you often get tossed in a drunk tank overnight.

But my fingers and my brain aren't really connected today. Sorry. ;-)
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Old 10.06.2009, 19:31
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Re: Going to prison

One of my relatives did a stretch of about 18 months for underage sex / borderline child abuse. The circumstances were a little odd - he met an older divorcee who arrived complete with midteens daughter. All was well for a while and then divorcee left him and left midteens daughter with him. They lived together for a while apparently before anything untoward happened but eventually one thing to another and the another. Later the midteen went back to mum and told her what she'd been doing whilst living with my relative.
Cue visit from Boys in Blue followed by arrest, trial imprisonment.

He's back out now, very much reformed, fully admits that what he did was wrong, doesn't bore people with trying to explain why he did it.
He became rather introvert, he doesn't go out much, prison life changed him.

Oh and before anyone starts lecturing on the rights and wrongs of such cases, please remember that none of you (nor I) know the full circumstances of this case so let's not judge ok?
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Old 10.06.2009, 19:46
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My cousins ex-husband went to prison for stealing Mars Bars. No kidding:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/fi...f-1186211.html
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Old 10.06.2009, 20:12
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You go to jail for underage drinking in the US?
You can go to jail for having an open beer in the U.S. This happened to a friend of mine! He was in front of his house with a friend, having a beer, but happened to be standing on the sidewalk just in front of his lawn. This was in South Carolina; the weird part of the law is that it's OK if the beer is in a brown bag. To top it off he got bitten by a cockroach while spending the night in county lockup! (Yes roaches do sometimes bite)

I spent the night in jail once for trespassing while scoping out a billboard to paste a 6 foot square Andre the Giant sticker on. They impounded my van but didn't notice the rolled up Andre nor the gallons of wallpaper paste. Put them to good use when I got out . Took me a while to figure out why I had to hand over my shoelaces.

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Old 10.06.2009, 20:36
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Re: Going to prison

My Aunts husband who was a bus driver went to prison for killing someone in a road accident. He fell asleep at the wheel. Was in prison for a year. And a friend's boyfriend went to jail for fraud.

But I take it you don't mean prisons like Amstetten in Austria???
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Old 10.06.2009, 20:42
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Re: Going to prison

I have had guided visits around two UK prisons. One was a large Victorian establishment, the other was an Open Prison.

Whatever people may say about prisoners being better off inside than free, I wouldn't think that is likely to be the case. Life outside would have to be pretty desparate for prison life to be better.

Whatever privileges are available, I don't consider that they would compensate for the loss of freedom, personal dignity and boredom for starters.

In the prison workshop, inmates were happy to be assembling small electrical fittings by hand for 50p/hour (CHF 0.9) to break the boredom of their lives.
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Old 10.06.2009, 20:58
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Old 10.06.2009, 21:20
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Our sock wearing friend seems to have soured the atmosphere of the forum somewhat over the last 36 hours. It would be a shame to see all the other users get burned by the righteous flames that greeted his attempts at trolling.....

What? Wait a minute. Sock wearing friend?.. What did I miss?

I visited Kilmainham Gaol once as a kid. History tour. Just to see what it was like... It did not seem like a nice place, and I can only imagine what it was like when it was full of inmates and "screws".


On a separate note, this is the Off-Topic area... Anything (within reason) goes... If you don't like it, there's really no need to comment on it. Of course, you are perfectly entitled to your opinion, but its a bit of a waste of time and energy, and adds nothing to the discussion...
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Old 10.06.2009, 21:49
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Re: Going to prison

Back in SA my friend was in jail for posessing daga or how you call it here marijuana. He was very unlucky lucky to spend a whole night there and soon after he was realeased on bail. You do not wanna know how it feels. Such places are filthy and appalling full of illegal immigrants and criminals. You are kept with other inmates who commited more serious crime in the same cell. There is also a risk of being raped or stabbed at night and you don't not want me to expatiate further on what implications might be in terms of contracting HIV and alike. In some places in the world for silly mistake and petty crime commited without brains some people can risk a lot. Period.
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