When it comes to dormitories and dormitresses, one thing is certain: They’re not designed to hold you.
They’re designed to kill you.
That’s what’s happening right now in South Korea.
As the number of inmates in the country’s prisons has increased, the nation’s prisons have become overcrowded.
The result: the death toll in South Korean prisons has jumped from about 500 a year ago to about 7,000 today, according to figures compiled by the South Korean prison agency.
In April, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced a plan to make the country one of the few in the world where the death penalty is not only possible but also widely accepted.
“It is time to give our inmates a way to escape,” Moon said.
“Inmates who escape from prison will not only be sent back to prison, they will be placed in a hospital, a sanatorium, and other facilities for rehabilitation.”
The problem is, though, that most inmates who escape aren’t going to be sent to rehabilitation.
Rather, they’ll be given the choice to either return to their normal lives, or die in prison.
And those who don’t want to go to prison can still be imprisoned, for up to five years.
But now, that option has been made even less palatable.
The country’s new law, which was passed by the countrys parliament last week, mandates that inmates will be sent for rehabilitation only if they meet certain conditions.
And while it’s not a new idea in South America, it’s one that’s made waves in the U.S. And now, it could be coming to the U, too.
The law in question, dubbed the South Korea Reforming Prisoners and New Prisoners Act (KOR-KOR) , would make the process of returning to prison much more difficult for prisoners.
According to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the law would make it so that prisoners who have committed crimes that warrant incarceration would be sent out for rehabilitation, but only if the crime involved violent behavior, drugs, or “other heinous” acts.
This would be particularly problematic in prisons like the one that holds Dokdo, a prison for people convicted of drug trafficking.
The bill, as it currently stands, only allows prisoners who are convicted of murder to be returned to prison for five years and only if there’s evidence of the crime.
“The reason they’re going to prison is that the sentence will be the maximum,” says Paul T. Gage, an assistant professor of law at the University of Southern California.
“So if a prisoner had committed a murder and the defendant has no physical evidence, they can be sent on trial, but they can’t get a new trial.”
The law is so restrictive that the NACDL has filed a lawsuit challenging the law.
In the wake of the law’s passage, the group has called for the release of all the inmates who have been sent to prison to allow them to be rehabilitated.
But the law is currently stalled in South Koryo, which is the Korean Peninsula’s only South Korean state, where the Constitutional Court has not yet ruled on the constitutionality of the legislation.
In fact, the courts have so far upheld the law, ruling that it does not violate the rights of inmates to liberty and fundamental freedoms.
But that ruling will be revisited at the Constitutional Constitutional Court next week.
“We’re not talking about a court that’s going to say, ‘Okay, okay, we like this, we can do it, we’re going ahead with this,'” Gage says.
“But if they do that, it will have a chilling effect on people like Dokdok, who are not going to get an opportunity to do this and do it effectively.”
The only way to change this, Gage believes, is for the U to join the cause.
“You could imagine, in the very near future, having the Constitutional Courts overturn the law and saying, ‘Hey, look, we want to make sure that the people who are sent to jail for violent offenses are also given a chance to do things that would help them rebuild their lives,’ ” Gage adds.
“Then, maybe, just maybe, we’d see a change.”
The U.K. also recently passed its own version of the KOR-T.
Called the United Kingdom Reforming Proportionality of Sentences for Serious Crime Act (UKR-T), it was passed last year by the U-K.
Parliament, and will likely be passed by Parliament in the United States as well.
But even with that legislation, Gaged believes that it won’t make much of a difference in South Koreas prisons.
“I think it’s going too far,” he says.
Gages, however, has some other ideas.
He thinks that the law will allow the government to focus on the rehabilitation