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What is the purpose of prisons? Show more Show less
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Is the point of prisons to restrict freedom as punishment for crimes committed? Should prisons be rehabilitative? Are prisoners supposed to emerge from the experience deterred from committing future crimes and morphed into law-abiding citizens?

The purpose of prison is incapacitation Show more Show less

Prisons restrict freedoms of dangerous people to protect society and prevent them from committing further crimes.
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known criminals cannot commit crimes if physically prevented from doing it

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Rejecting the premises


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