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Moby cd name Play these are in the thoughts section these opinions are his own personal veiws quoted straight from the cd booklet It horrifies me that we allow prisoners to be treated so poorly If someone is found guilty of committing a crime then we as a society have given ourselves the right to punish them by locking them up But we also acknowledge that even someone convicted of committing a crime retains some basic civil rights Unfortunately our prisons especially here in the US are places where peoples basic rights are trampled on pretty much as a matter of course Prisoners shouldnt have to fear rape abuse and murder while theyre incarcerated A civilized nation should concern itself with protecting and maintaining the rights of all its citizens be they prisoners or not A prisoner should be able to pay their debt to society with ample constitutionally guaranteed protection from harm And while im getting worked up about the rights of prisoners let me take a minute to point out the utter absurdity of consensual crimes in a supposed free society How can we justify locking peopl e up for committing actions that have no demonstrable repercussions to anyone else If someones actions compromise the rights or will of another individual then fine punish them But if someones actions dont effect anyone other than the person committing the actions then what business is it of the states Im specifically referring to drug use I dont use drugs and i think that drugs can be terribly destructive and dangerous but i dont see how we can arrest an adult for doing something to their own body An enlightened state should warn its citizens about dangerous activities but it shouldnt be allowed to lock people up for doing things to themselves I do not want any government making decisions regarding what I can put in to my body or do to
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