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    For dangerous criminals who pass their appeal time i'd actually agree with this.
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    (Original post by College_Dropout)
    Whats going to stop friends and family to get a boat and go and bring these people back?
    The Royal Navy, perhaps?

    Brilliant idea, MHoC should pass a bill immediately for this.
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    (Original post by HouseLannister)
    So we take an island and give it the basics for living - shelter, resources for farming/fishing, tools, etc.

    We would then transport criminals (probably the most serious) there and leave them to fend for themselves with no chance of escaping. They could either construct a cohesive society and use the tools to stay alive or die through their own violence, failure to farm the land, etc.

    They would have the freedom to live how they wanted on the island, but would obviously not be subject to the protection of the state from other criminals or their own failure to sustain themselves.

    It is a silly hypothetical scenario and a bit Hunger Games-like, but what are your thoughts?
    I would prefer using white phosphorous on them.
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    (Original post by HouseLannister)
    So we take an island and give it the basics for living - shelter, resources for farming/fishing, tools, etc.

    We would then transport criminals (probably the most serious) there and leave them to fend for themselves with no chance of escaping. They could either construct a cohesive society and use the tools to stay alive or die through their own violence, failure to farm the land, etc.

    They would have the freedom to live how they wanted on the island, but would obviously not be subject to the protection of the state from other criminals or their own failure to sustain themselves.

    It is a silly hypothetical scenario and a bit Hunger Games-like, but what are your thoughts?
    We already did effectively do this. It was called Australlia.
 
 
 
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