As you have probably heard, 19 out of the 34 prisoners who escaped yesterday from the GRNW prison are still roaming freely in the wild. While the authorities are trying their best to capture the remaining of them, many Mauritians are now feeling insecure in their own homes. This incident has become so popular that even the world cup 2010 is losing some importance in the media and in gossips of the island 😛
While discussing about this local episode of prison break with my freelance reporter (Bhanu), we nearly came to a disagreement… Yeah, it happens lol.
In fact, we did not share the same point of view on how prisoners should be treated and on whether their conditions should be improved in prisons. It is not a secret : many prisoners actually complain about their harsh life behind the bars, punishment and living conditions.
How should these persons be treated?
Should prisons be some kind of hotel or holiday inn, sponsored by us, the tax-payers.
We all talk about Human rights, but will you still consider them as humans if they kill or rape one of your family members?
And what about drugs and mobile phones found in jails?
What do you think on this topic?