The purpose of a penitentiary…

…used to be, as the name says, penance.  That’s when we had something of a Christian view of the human person.  Now, in our new, improved culture, our badly broken prison system is simply a place of mindless cruelty.

That is, when it is not part of a monstrously evil scheme for jailing kids for fun and profit.

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