Brazilian prisoners can pedal their way to freedom

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  1. Starscream600

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    Brazilian prisoners can pedal their way to freedom | GlobalPost

    Wow. I should kill someone in Brazil, then pedal until my sentence is over.
     
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    You might say those prisoners are now... pedalphiles.
     
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    Thats a great idea. Didn't crims have to push stuff to ground up grain or something? Or am I getting Conans wheel of pain confused with real life?
     
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    well once upon a time criminals used to have break rocks if sentenced to heavy labor or work on chain gangs doing road repairs and such outside the prison.
     
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    I'm sorry but I find this is quite funny. At least they're doing something useful I guess.
     
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    Cool.

    Now lets get China to do the same thing, except with Transformer assembly.
     
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    I wonder is it due to prison overcrowding?
     
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    This sounds suspiciously similar to that one level from Super Paper Mario where you have to generate electricity by being a gerbil in an exercise wheel for some reason I can't remember.
     
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    *puts on sunglasses* YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I thought those were just opportunities for escape and buddy bonding.
     
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    That explains the old cartoons with prison scenes.

    But why break rocks?
     
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    That's a pretty neat idea, I suppose. It'd be better if they were learning a skill that prepared them for a new job other than bike messenger, though.
     
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    Because the reason prisons used called Penitentiaries was because they were about penitence. That is atoning through works.
     
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    Brazil, like many Latin American states, has a massive problem with overcrowded prisons. This seems like a pretty sensible idea to be honest.

    I'll be damned, I learnt something useful in GD. Is the universe broken?
     
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    Huh, I always thought prisoners were breaking rocks in those situations because prisons could serve as gravel production facilities.
     
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    Yes. And that gruelling gravel generation was the goal of the gaol. That was the penance of the penitentiary.
     
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    Sure, that would be best, but even with rehabilitation and educations programs, there is no guarantee they won't re-offend. At least with this, they are helping society while being locked up.
     
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    Didn't say they weren't, and it's a good program in that respect (though I wonder if there aren't other rewards than a directly reduced sentence that would be better suited), though the rehabilitation and education programs would have the best chance of reducing that probability of recidivism. It's something of a complex situation though.
     
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    Dumb.

    Who wants ex-prisoners who can ride or run fast? :lol  Now they can run from the law faster.
    They should do/learn something more constructive, so they can have a trade /skill when they get out and contribute to society and make sandwich money.
     
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