Jail strip­pers will at­tract crim­i­nals

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Do­minic Dube

NO MAT­TER how you look at it, what hap­pened in the Jo­han­nes­burg Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre, which in­mates jok­ingly re­fer to as Sun City, is dis­gust­ing. The de­parted youth of 1976 must be turn­ing in their graves.

How can Youth Month be cel­e­brated by en­ter­tain­ing pris­on­ers with strip­pers? When school­child­ren took to the streets on June 16, 1976, they did not want to be taught in Afrikaans and they were against the Bantu ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem.

The June 16, 1976 up­ris­ing was not so that pris­on­ers could be en­ter­tained by strip­pers, nor was it so they could live a five-star life in prison. What mes­sage does this con­vey to would-be of­fend­ers? The graphic pic­tures of pris­on­ers and strip­pers we saw on­line and in news­pa­pers will only at­tract more crim­i­nals.

You can­not re­ha­bil­i­tate a crim­i­nal by ex­pos­ing him or her to strip­pers.

Crime in South Africa is spi­ralling out of con­trol and hard­ened crim­i­nals are treated with kids gloves. South Africans de­serve to know who funded this raunch­i­ness.

Life ap­pears to be good in prison and, as long as there is leniency and en­ter­tain­ment for crim­i­nals, we will con­tinue to see more crime and more mob jus­tice as the peo­ple take the law into their own hands.

Shame on who­ever or­ches­trated this. Hill­brow

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