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Resource ID: #12145
Subject: Prisons
Source: Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
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Date: 17-Jul

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The Quad-City Times reports that "The appeal is undeniable: give criminals a tough dose of discipline, much like judges of yesteryear sternly admonishing defendants: "join the Army, or do time." Supports of prison boot camps, sometimes called shock or impact incarceration camps, say the military regimen will break a criminal's drive, build backbone and force respect... Critics argue, however, that lifetime habits of most criminals cannot be changed in four- or six-month stints in boot camp..."

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