Harvard, Yale, and Sing Sing

By Michael J. Smith on Wednesday March 7, 2012 12:50 AM

The Incarceration Sector needs to take a leaf from the Credentialling Sector's book. Incarceration has become far too commonplace; anybody can get in. They need to be more selective and meritocratic. The obvious approach is to limit the number of seats, as the Ivies and almost-Ivies do. You can't admit any more people this year than you graduated or expelled last year. We'll end up with a much better class of jailbirds this way.

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Start with the federal government and the financial sector, two groups that are stridently meritocratic.

I just want to go on record that I oppose quotas of any kind.


The problem is no one wants to share a cell with a common criminal. Perhaps if prisons were a little more exclusive and kept the lowly pot smokers, shoplifters and sex workers out, wealthy sociopaths would not have to feel like they were slumming it. Maybe gated penal communities are in order? Low level "offenders" could be released into gen pop with the rest of us animals, where they would be less offensive.



we already have gated clinks
"minimum security facilities, known as federal prison camps, are the best suited for disgraced CEOs and other white-collar criminals. In theory, inmates in these camps show no risk of violence or escape. Both shoe-mogul Steven Madden and Martha Stewart are FPC alums"

example :

Eglin Federal Prison Camp
now inducting federal white collar convicts
in sunny Florida



Yeah I know op, but then the sociopaths have to share prison space with working class people who rob banks with guns instead of with computers. Martha had to bunk with people with no interior design sense whatsoever. Not quite exclusive enough to attract the best clientele.

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