Prisoner Ben's blog is very well written and often gripping. On Saturday he addressed the question of whether he should even be allowed to blog. His main point was this...
My punishment was the loss of my physical liberty; not the loss of anything else.Hmmm. Not sure about that. Yesterday he wrote about rehabilitation in a very thought provoking piece.
There is a real dilemma here. On the one hand, it is great for all of us to hear about prison life and what it's like - how else could we do that? It's the same reason as a lot of us found the now defunct Nightack so gripping. We're led into a world we know nothing about.
But can it really be right for someone who has committed a crime so heinous as to warrant a life sentence to be able to share his thoughts with the world like this? Aren't there security risks too? Couldn't there be some sort of code included in a blogpost in theory?
I'd be interested to know what readers think.