My opinion about the text “It’s a hard life” in our textbook
First of all, I think we have to remember that the prisoners in Bastoey Island are people selected by the authorities –if these people were aggresive, they would not be allowed to live there. And, on the other hand, you need a lot of money to build a prison like that –Norway has more funds than Spain to start such a plan.
Thus, in my opinion, these kinds of prisons will be an excellent idea… if you have more money o less unemployment than Spain has. What do I want mean? If Spain had more funds, it would be possible to make plans about that, but, unafortunately, the crisis does not allow to try that .
In addition, the prisoners are considered “bad people” by society in general. Supposing the government spent public money on that sort of prisons, would most people support it? I do not know, but, maybe, assuming the crisis finishes and the nation can solve its financial problems, it would be possible to spend more money on new concepts of prisons.
To sum up, I really think it is a good idea to build places like these, but, apart from money, we need a change of mentality: if a lot of convicts changed their attitudes for the best, why should not we change ours as well?
What is your opinion?