https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/mom-of-escapee-prison-creating-monsters/article_9cac3488-7733-11e9-ae5b-bb0f8f3f6ac4.html Anna Johnson said that based on the information she had received from her son, the situation at the prison as not a pleasant one. She said society needed to “allow these young people…give them some hope. I am not saying that if you do something, you should go unpunished, but we are going about it the wrong way. We are creating more monsters than we can ever know”. She said: “You can’t be in a 10 X 10 cell with eight people and smelling faeces all day and have a natural, normal mind…”. Anna Johnson said that judges and magistrates, who are meant to uphold the law, would never allow their children to endure that.
Everyone complains about crime and everyone complains about how prison makes criminals worse. This isn't surprising. What is surprising is that I don't hear much about prison reform. Then again spending millions of dollars to make criminals make comfortable sounds like a plan that would make you lose more votes than you gain.