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11:07 AM on 10/22/2011
I watched a television program the other night that took the viewer into the cell with the prisoner. It was something named "raw". The prisoners were given a video camera and allowed to film themselves. I was struck by one prisoner who had a small portable color television and focused on his three meals per day. The film finally ended with a hint that the reason this prisoner was "segregated" from the rest because the person he murdered (and admitted to the murder) was a young person. The other prisoners were on to him and his life would be jeopardized if he were in with the rest of the population. TV, 3 meals a day? By the way, he loves pork chops.
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mmsuki
Fine; I evolved, you didn't.
02:11 PM on 10/22/2011
I think the show is called "Lockup: Raw:" on MSNBC on Friday nights after Rachel Maddow.
firstamendment3
It's all so ironic.
10:47 AM on 10/22/2011
I am so glad that Texas is not part o the United States.
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La Elle
I might be deaf but I'm not dumb
03:17 PM on 10/22/2011
Don't I wish!
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Suemoni
Trying To "Write" All The Wrongs Of The World.
10:35 AM on 10/22/2011
In the FREE world there are babies, children and adults who barely get one meal a day. Do I really care if prisoners don't get three meals a day? NO!!! Stay your behinds out of jail, get a REAL job and then you can buy/eat all the food you want. My concern is with the people who are out here struggling every day to SURVIVE so that they can feed and take care of their families. I sure as h-ll don't give a ding dong about prisoners getting only two meals a day in prison. What about the people out here in the real world who are standing on the food lines and may not get anything to eat today. Those are the people that I care about.

If I were large and in charge prisoners would only get one meal a day and if they act up they'd get bread and water and maybe if I'm in a good mood I'll throw them some vitamins..

Do Not get me started on the "Rights Of Prisoners." I feel like this "some" prisoners should give up their rights based on the crimes that they commit and the circumstances..
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mmsuki
Fine; I evolved, you didn't.
02:12 PM on 10/22/2011
I wonder how many are in there for simple marijuana possession?
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Tater Salad
How can I be a quitter when haters dont stop?
10:14 AM on 10/22/2011
Part of Rick Perry's master plan for election votes. Looks good to say he's starving them instead of killing them.
10:11 AM on 10/22/2011
Your in prison...your lucky you even get to see daylight. Heat, water, toilets, food, tv's, reading, weights, cardio equipment, sports ect. Bullsh-t!! I was in the military for 10 years, you know what I got??? Sleep on the floor or cold ground even if its wet, no water to shower, the bathroom was anywhere outside, food??? yeah maybe in the form of a something vac sealed that has a shelf life of 5 years. We lived like animals and criminals live just fine! Next time, dont commit a crime and you wont have to worry about 3 squares a day. Criminals deserve NOTHING!
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Bruce Forbes
Be good to yourself.
02:54 PM on 10/23/2011
You signed up for it. You shouldn't complain.
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Olethea
Life may be sweeter for this- I don't know.
07:34 PM on 10/23/2011
You're not big on contractions, are you?
08:16 AM on 10/22/2011
why is it wrong? theyre in prison! they dont deserve getting fed on out tax money. i know law abiding citizens who cant afford to eat 3 meals a day. so good for texas cutting corners someplace.
07:52 AM on 10/22/2011
this is just wrong to do. Only in Tx. Law suite coming & it will be reversed
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Nieschk
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10:02 AM on 10/22/2011
I agree, it is wrong. Yes they are incarcerated, yes they committed a crime but even our own prisoners of war get fed 3 times a day. Eat between 5-7am and nothing again til dinner? When is dinner, between 5-7 pm?
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07:33 AM on 10/22/2011
This is unreal they are American criminals not foreign terrorist (and even then I'm against it).This is what profit prisons get you.
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260Parkway
America is in REVERSE!
07:19 AM on 10/22/2011
Since we're going this far, why not turn off the heat in the winter, the air in the summer and limit the water use to one shower per month, where do they think they are a day spa?
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ktthrp6
06:53 AM on 10/22/2011
WTF?! Is this article real? How in the world is this legal? Oh yeah, we're talking about Texas, where anyone can go and commit a murder and they'll just blame on of the closest people to the victim with no evidence exccept the lies the prosecutor is able to tell the jurors. Who cares about who did the crime? As long as we have someone doin the time, right Texas? I ask again, where do they get these jurors and judges? Do they have a requirement to be completely ignorant? Or is it, as long as you ignore one small tidbit: real evidence? UGH! Texas and their legal system, or lack thereof justice in their legal system.
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WhatDaBleep
Right is Wrong and Left is Correct
05:14 AM on 10/22/2011
Private prisons need more Profit!
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Counter Sniper
Though I Wander I Am Not Lost...
02:24 AM on 10/22/2011
After the next major riot in a texas prison these same clowns will shake their heads and claim for the world to hear that they have no idea why the inmates revolted.

Oh and if your gonna execute innocent people you could at least feed them first. The guilty ones should at least get a snack for gawds sake.
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blacksmithn
Iron, cold iron, is master of them all...
05:33 PM on 10/21/2011
At what point does cost cutting become inhumane treatment?
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ktthrp6
07:00 AM on 10/22/2011
That's exactly what I was thinking! Not to mention the saving money to execute death row inmates, which some are innocent, at least they should have been if the had been tried in a fair state, Texas is constantly incarcerating innocent people, prosecutors misleading jurors or complete fabrications, or prosecutorial misconduct. Why isn't someone stepping in on a national level? They have to report to SOMEONE!
11:55 AM on 10/22/2011
t\THEY WILL REPORT TO SOMEONE !!! AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE !!!GOD ,JESUS HAS A RECORD OF ALL THINGSTHAT YOU OR I HAVE DONE IN OUR LIFE TIME, EVEN THE MOST SECRET THINGS ,THAT YOU OR I OR THEY MAY HAVE DONE ,READ ECCLESIASTES CHAPT ,12 VERS 13 14 YOU WIL FIND OUT !!! REPENTANCE IS THE PERFECT WILL FOR MANKIND ,IT'S GOD'S WORD ,I DIDN'T WRITE IT HOLY MEN OF OLD MOVED ON BY THE HOLY SPIRIT ,WROTE THESE THING'S.
07:04 AM on 10/22/2011
I don't know, but I'm inclined to believe robbery, rape, assault, and murder are also inhumane, so boo freakin hoo.
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blacksmithn
Iron, cold iron, is master of them all...
11:03 AM on 10/22/2011
Did I say otherwise, j@ckA$$? But if society deems it necessary to incarcerate these people, and it should, then society has a responsibility to treat them humanely regardless of their crimes. Something about "cruel and unusual punishment". You might want to look that up. Boo-friggin'-hoo yourself.
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johnrokkit
05:30 PM on 10/21/2011
you mean a hot dog and instant mashed potato[e]s?. Quelle dommage!. I guess its even more likely they won't run away before dinner, probably served at 4 o'clock. Maybe they are saving the dough to give a special treat to inmates every time they kill a con. Need to conserve to do that, with an absentee gov running for stupid. What a state to try and survive in. I'll take smaller, with a dash of heart. Nothing to look forward to, after perry it has to be downhill. Faschists